Cape Town - Kai Brummer will star in the first play to be put on at the newly renovated Theatre On The Bay when it reopens later this month.
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time follows Christopher Boone who has an exceptional mind and excels at mathematics but is ill-equipped to deal with everyday tasks. Boone has never ventured further than the end of his road and hates being touched by other humans and has a complete lack of trust in strangers.
Brummer steps into the role of Boone having previously appeared at the Cape Town Fringe Festival, the National Arts Festival and the Artscape stage.
“I was asked to come in and read for the role and was lucky enough to land it. Christopher is a 15-year-old who sits on the autism spectrum. But, the author of the novel never wanted him to be defined as this,” said Brummer.
He added: “I find everything about playing this role challenging but I imagine that is true for any actor attempting to play a role as complex as this one. The most difficult aspect is, as always, finding Christopher’s truth.”