Lakeshore Players Theatre Announces March Show

by | Mar 2024

Lakeshore Players Theatre Rehearsal

Photo: Charliey Libra

Lakeshore Players Theatre production, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, opens March 8.

In this liminal space between winter and spring, there’s no better time to indulge in the arts. Lakeshore Players Theatre has a plethora of shows planned for all ages at Hanifl Performing Arts Center, including an adaptation of Mark Haddon’s bestselling novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

“We’re interested in exploring new and imaginative ways to do theater, and this was the perfect story for us to be able to do that,” says Megan Pence, managing director of Lakeshore Players.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The story centers on 15-year-old Christopher, a boy with autism spectrum disorder whose extraordinary brain sets him apart from others. He’s often quiet and has trouble imagining the nuanced inner worlds of those around him. Yet, his unique intelligence and love for animals drives him to investigate the killing of his neighbor’s dog. The journey of discovery will forever change his world.

“What’s really exciting about it is that it’s a great opportunity for us to showcase the work of a neurodivergent actor in the lead role,” Pence says. The artistic and production teams, led by director Kivan Kirk, are also taking a unique approach to actor experience and set design. “Because of the nature of the role being set in the mind of somebody who has an extraordinary brain, we are able to produce the show in a way that audiences are probably not going to be expecting from us,” Pence says.

Curious Incident runs from March 8–17, with ASL-interpreted, pay-what-you-want and audio-described showtimes available. To purchase tickets and take a look at Lakeshore Players’ upcoming productions, visit

Lakeshore Players Theatre and Hanifl Performing Arts Center
4941 Long Ave., White Bear Lake; 651.478.7427
Facebook: Lakeshore Players Theatre
Instagram: @lakeshoreplayerstheatre


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