I read the book a long time ago, and remembering bits I wondered how they could bring this to the stage. Well, it's quite innovative. Christopher is a high functioning autistic young man. The story opens with him at the side of a neighbor's dog that's been killed. He's quite upset and vows to find the murderer. Neighbors and his folks tell him to leave it to the cops. But he's quite obsessive and works his way through the mystery and also some life challenges.
He has trouble communicating with people. The stage was quite spare. When he was upset there would be flashing lights and visual numbers scrolling on the back of the stage screen. Christopher is excellent at math and that's where his brain goes.
Each layer of the story brings him more info about his life with his father, why his mother left him, and other neighborhood secrets. The play is a teensy bit long but the acting was phenomenal. It's been quite a while since I've seen a drama live. And I vow to try to see more.
Fun Sunday matinee show. It's good to get out and support your live theaters. Treat yourself - you'll be surprised with the talent.