Eighth Graders Experience a Curious Incident

The Grade 8 Fundamentals of Reading class spent an evening amid the lights of the Great White Way as they saw “Broadway’s most celebrated play,” “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” at Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Saturday, May 21st. Accompanied by teachers Ms. Loretta Morante-Rhodes and Ms. Susan Young, the students delved into the show which tells the story of a gifted 15-year-old named Christopher and his journey to uncover the mystery behind the death of his neighbor’s dog.

The page-to-stage transfer of Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which made its Broadway debut in the fall of 2014, provides an excellent opportunity for students who have read the book themselves. This group not only got to enjoy one of the hottest tickets in town but also dined together. The students in attendance had been dropped off early by their parents in order to meet
beforehand for dinner at Scarlotto, a pleasant Italian standby in the middle of the Theater District.