2018-2019 playlabs 

PLAYlabs: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
A co-production with the St. Cloud State University Theatre Department. 

Friday, February 15th at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 16th at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 17th at 2pm
Friday, February 22nd at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 23rd at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 24th at 2pm

SCSU Performing Arts Center
620 6th Street South, St. Cloud

Tickets: $15 each
General Admission


This acclaimed Tony Award Winning production is a beautiful, dazzling inventive show about the wonders of life. Based on the award-winning novel by Mark Haddon. Christopher Boon, a mathematically gifted boy of fifteen with Asperger’s syndrome, sees a dog lying on the grass in front of his neighbor’s house with a fork sticking out of it. Wrongly framed for Wellington’s death, Christopher is prompted to search for the dog’s true murderer but, in doing so, uncovers the dark truth.

Parking will be available in the parking garage at 4th Ave and 6th St. South. Patrons will get an automated ticket when the enter the ramp and then, at the performance, will be given a voucher card to allow them to exit the ramp for free after the show.

PLAYlabs: Goodnight Moon
Based on the book for preschool & kindergarten children

Friday, March 8th at 6:30pm
Saturday, March 9th at 10:00am

A play by Chad Henry
Adapted from the book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd
Produced by special arrangement with HarperCollins

Step into the Great Green Room as one of the most iconic children’s books of all time is brought to life. We all know that Bunny wants to put off going to bed for as long as possible as he says goodbye to every object in sight.  Now a world of imagination is in store for you as Bunny’s bedroom springs to life and we encounter dancing constellations, the cat in the fiddle, and of course, the cow jumping over the moon. "Goodnight Moon" is truly a timeless theater experience the whole family can enjoy. Runtime is approximately one hour.


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PLAYlabs are experiences that provide a chance for GREAT to be brave and take bold artistic risks as we venture into the new.  We need to take risks because we believe you can’t create something new without going somewhere that makes you a little bit uncomfortable. We’re always asking questions. We’re never satisfied with the status quo. It’s the secret to how we find the extraordinary. If you like a little risk with your theater experience, PLAYlabs is for you. The Great River Educational Arts Theatre and the Learning Lab Theatre go hand in hand and each play a role in achieving the vision of building life skills through quality arts education.


*$2 handling fee applies to all tickets