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WINNER! 7 Olivier & 5 Tony Awards
including BEST PLAY

Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel is brought thrillingly to life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens. 15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

This production contains strobe lighting, smoke effects, high intensity light effects, and loud sound effects.

Suitable for 11yrs+. There is some strong language in this production, as there is in the novel. This occurs at the very beginning of the show and infrequently at other points during the show.

Opens: Friday, January 3, 2020
Closes: Sunday, January 5, 2020
Location: Marjorie Lyons Playhouse,
on the campus of Centenary College

Based on the Best-Selling Novel by | MARK HADDON
A New Play Adapted by | SIMON STEPHENS


Tickets: On Sale to the Public – December 16, 2019
$20. Adults | $18. Seniors & Military | $15. Students (in advance)

Direction/Movement | JARED WATSON
Scenic Design | SETH TAYLOR
Lighting Design | SAMUEL COPELAND
Costume Design | CANDY HUGGINS

LUCAS MAINIERO (Christopher Boone) | Lucas is a Senior at Caddo Magnet High and has been acting since he was in 5th grade. He has portrayed principle roles for Stage Center’s School of Performing Arts such as Kristoff in Frozen, Charlie Bucket in Willy Wonka, The Caterpillar in Alice and Wonderland, Zazoo in The Lion King and Billy Flynn in Chicago. He has also played roles at Stage Center such as Crutchie in Disney’s Newsies, Santiago in A Few Good Men, several roles in Avenue Q, and many others. He has worked for The Shreveport Opera in Beauty and The Beast and Fiddler on the Roof. Lucas has won several awards at the Junior Theater Festival such as All Star and was chosen to be in a Disney instructional DVD for young actors. Lucas has varied experiences, he was a chimney sweep in Mary Poppins for the Emmett Hook Center and also played Prince Charming in Cinderella for Shreveport Little Theater. Lucas has been active in learning all parts of theater and has also assisted in directing on several occasions. Lucas attended The Fringe, Theater Festival, in Edinburgh, Scotland last summer. He has attended state and national theater competitions with CMHS and is an officer in The International Thespian Society. Lucas loves musical theater and cannot wait to continue to learn more about his craft in college.

SUSAN KIRTON (Siobhan/Others) | Stage Center: Debut. From comedy, drama, and musical theater to film, television, print and radio voice-work, Susan Kirton has appeared in a variety of roles over her 30-year career. She has played Gretchen in the RCRT revival of “Boeing Boeing,” “Anna” in PAC’s “The King and I,” “Martha” in RCRT’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” and “M’lynn” in Eastbank’s “Steel Magnolias,” to name a few. She has also appeared in feature films, such as “Cut To The Chase,” “The Tale,” and “Cowboy and Indiana,” and short films, such as “Ghosted,” and “The Root Cellar.” In addition to various spokesperson appearances, she was also featured in Nationwide Insurance’s national “Chicken Parm” campaign with Peyton Manning in 2015-16. She has earned two SB “Memory Awards,” for her roles as “Guenevere,” in “Camelot, and “Gwendolyn,” in “The Odd Couple.”

YOUREE McBRIDE, JR. (Ed Boone/Others) | Stage Center: Debut!

EMILY VISE McBRIDE (Judy/Others) | Stage Center: Debut!

LOGAN SLEDGE (Roger Shears/Others) – Stage Center: A Steady Rain (Joey); A Few Good Men (Jack Ross); The Lyons (Brian); is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and the Screen Actors Guild. A Shreveport native, he earned a BA in Theatre Arts from Centenary College before moving to California and receiving an MFA in Acting from California State University, Fullerton. At Centenary Sledge received Times Drama Awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting
Actor for his work as Louis in Angels in America and as Ariel in The Tempest, respectively. In graduate school he played William Wordsworth in the West Coast Premiere of Grasmere. Sledge also enjoyed touring productions of this performance at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City. Sledge remained in Los Angeles until 2008, performing in several national commercials and completing films including High School and The Cover-Up.
Since returning to Shreveport Sledge has appeared in numerous productions. His River City Repertory Theatre credits include: The Little Foxes, Doubt, The Rose Tattoo, Venus in Fur, Timmy in The Subject was Roses and Tom in The Glass Menagerie, both opposite Donna McKechnie, and Austin in True West, directed by Blayne Weaver. For Stage Center he appeared in The Lyons and, most recently, A Few Good Men. He also directed Of Mice and Men for Shreveport Little Theatre last season. Sledge is now an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Centenary College where he primarily teaches acting and directing.

JIM COWLES (Reverend Peters/Uncle Terry/Others) For Stage Center: Disney’s Newsies; A Few Good Men; The Lyons; Red; Noises Off; Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. SLT: four-time BRAVO award winner, including last season’s Inherit the Wind. MLP: (this season) An Enemy of the People, and many shows since 1971. Emmet Hook Center: Harvey. East Bank Theatre: the title role in Julius Caesar; Malvolio in Twelfth Night; Richard III. BPCC: the title role in Macbeth. And five other Shakespeare plays.

RUTH DORECK (Mrs. Alexander/Others) | Stage Center: Debut! Although this is her first appearance with Stage Center, she began her stage work in opera choruses at age 14 and is no stranger to Shreveport audiences. She appeared in many Gilbert & Sullivan Operettas. Her first role at MLP was Agnes Gooch in “Mame”, followed by many roles including Marian in “Music Man”, Golde in “Fiddler on the Roof”, Mother Superior in “Nunsense”, Katherine in “The Perfect Ganesh” for which she received a Times Drama Award. She also appeared in “The Bat”, “Keely and Du”, and “Nine”. At SLT, she was Dolly in “Hello Dolly” and at RCRT, she was the mother in “The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife.” After several years’ absence, she is happy to be back on stage in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.”


MARY KATE McLAURINE (Mrs. Shears/Mrs. Gascoyne/Others): For Stage Center: “Fun Home” (Alison Bechdel), “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” (Doatsy Mae), “The Lyons” (Lisa Lyons), “Curtains” (Niki Harris), and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” (Ensemble). Ms. McLaurine is the Co-Director of Education at our School of Performing Arts where she has served as the co-director of “The Addams Family” (Y@P), Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” (G2K Edition), “Peter Pan” (Jr.), “Junie B. Jones” the musical, director of “Godspell” (Jr.), and musical director of Disney’s “Frozen” (Jr.), “School of Rock,” Disney’s “Aladdin” (Jr.), “Shrek” the musical, and “Elf” the musical (Jr.) Ms. McLaurine is a native of Tuscaloosa, AL with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre from the University of Montevallo. Before moving to Shreveport, she spent three years working for the Missoula Children’s Theatre, where she directed and taught students in over 30 US states, Canada, Japan, and South Korea. Now at home in Shreveport, she works with Stage Center as a voice, piano, and acting instructor and as a TAP Theatre & Music teacher in Bossier Parish. She is so grateful to be a part of the Stage Center family and this inspiring production!

PJ SOUTHER (Nigel/Station Guard/Others): Stage Center: Debut. This is PJ’s first production in Shreveport, outside of Centenary College where he majors in Theatre. He was recently in their production of “An Enemy of the People” as Thomas Stockmann. Some of his other past experience includes Richard Hannay in “The 39 Steps” (Garland Civic Theatre), Alan Raleigh in “God of Carnage” (Collin Theatre Center), and Edna Turnblad in “Hairspray” (Rowlett Summer Musicals). He’s also recently made his directorial debut in Dallas with a production of “Godspell” (Company of Rowlett Performers)

JOSH TALLEY (Policeman/Mr. Thompson/Man with Socks/Others): For Stage Center: “A Few Good Men” (Lt. Kendrick); “Vanya Sonia Masha and Spike” (Spike). Josh is delighted to be working on another Stage Center show. His other credits include “Pippin” as Lewis at Shreveport Little Theater, among many others. While he’s thrilled to being doing a show with his wife, he wishes it was his beloved dog Winston sharing the stage with him (not as Wellington, of course). He loves his two teenage children, assorted animals (especially Winston), fishing, and video games. He does NOT love his wife’s Funko POPs. Or writing bios.

KIMBERLY TALLEY (No. 40/Information/Punk Girl/Others): For Stage Center: “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” (Ensemble); Kimberly is thrilled that her strategic marriage to Shreveport theatre phenom Josh Talley is finally paying off! Joking aside, she’s excited to be sharing a stage with her talented husband and the rest of the amazing cast. SBC audiences have seen her previously performing with Theatre Macabre at Stem Events, and serving epic side-eye in 2018 Louisiana Film Prize darling Brown Bridget, M.D. While her first love is the stage, she also loves her two teenage kids, five furry kids, one scaly kid, and Funko POPs.

A beautiful, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life.” Evening Standard

“Eye-opening, life-affirming and unmissable.” –TIME Magazine

“Magical and moving.” –Daily Mail


Christopher Boone

Siobhan / Others

Ed Boone / Others

Judy Boone / Others

Mrs. Shears / Mrs. Gascoyne / Others

Roger Shears / Duty Sergeant / Others

Mrs. Alexander / Others:

Reverend Peters / Uncle Terry / Others:

Mr. Wise / Station Guard / Others:

Policeman / Mr. Thompson / Others:

No. 40 / Information / Punk Girl / Others:


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