November 6, 2023 – November 11, 2023 all-day

Family Weekend Performance Dates: November 11, 2023 
School Matinee Performance Dates: November 6-10, 2023 
On Tour: September 11 – December 16, 2023 

If You Like...
  • How to Train Your Dragon 
  • The Paper Bag Princess 
  • The True Story of the Three Little Pigs 

Ages 5+
≈1 hour
The Larry and Vivian Snipes Main Stage 

Prices: $20/Adult, $15/Child, $10/Members 

Adapted by Jeremy Kisling 

Based on the story "The Reluctant Dragon" by Kenneth Grahame 

What happens when you mash up baseball, video games, and the classic story "The Reluctant Dragon" by Kenneth Grahame? A colorful show that's perfect for the whole family! Join LCT for this world-premiere adaptation by our Producing Artistic Director Jeremy Kisling.

The story revolves around Adrien, who is having a hard time dealing with bullies at school. But in the dream world, Adrien is in control of the story! When a friendly dragon named Diego moves to the hillside outside the town, Adrien finds a true friend. Diego is not like other dragons - he loves poetry and painting and wants to be a good neighbor. But trouble arises when the villagers misunderstand and hire Santiago the Warrior to defeat the "evil" dragon. Adrien must join forces with Diego and Santiago to change the villagers' minds. What better way to do it than a baseball game that mashes up two worlds? Will they be able to convince the villagers that Diego is not a threat and make them see the true beauty of their new neighbor? Join LCT to find out! 

Family Weekend Performance Info


This is a One Night Only Show! 

Saturday, November 11 – 2:30pm (Sensory Friendly)* & 7:00pm (Pay What You Will)* 

*Pay What You Will tickets cannot be purchased online, but can be reserved ahead of time by calling our Box Office at 859.254.4546 x245. Learn more on our Pay What You Will page.

For Educators:

School Matinee Performances 

Our School Matinee Performances allow you to bring your students to the theatre for an unforgettable field trip!  

Recommended for Grades K-3rd  
Curricular Connections: Adaptation, Classic Literature, Fairy and Folktales, Kindness 

Monday, November 6 – 10:00am & 11:45am 
Wednesday, November 8 – 10:00am & 11:45am 
Thursday, November 9 – 10:00am & 11:45am 
Friday, November 10 – 10:00am & 11:45am 

School Group Rate: $8 per seat with every 10th seat FREE! 
Individual Rate: $12 per seat 

In-School Touring Performances 

This show is also a Touring Production, which means it can travel to your school, library, or other venue and perform there. 

Touring Dates: September 11 – December 16, 2023 

Things to Know Before the Show

Emotional Intensity

1 out of 5

Action/Stage Combat

2 out of 5


0 out of 5

Sound & Lighting

1 out of 5