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  • Commonweal Theatre Company

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    208 Parkway Ave N
    Lanesboro, MN 55949
    (507) 467-2525
    (800) 657-7025
    (507) 467-2468 (fax)
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    Operation hours vary throughout the year. Call (800) 657-7025 for the most up to date hours.

    About Us

    Since 1989, the professional artists of the Commonweal have brought to life soulful stories told with honesty and creativity. Located in the heart of southeast Minnesota’s bluff country, Lanesboro read more
    • About

      Since 1989, the professional artists of the Commonweal have brought to life soulful stories told with honesty and creativity. Located in the heart of southeast Minnesota’s bluff country, Lanesboro (pop. 750) is home to the company’s theatre in its historic downtown.

      The heart of the Commonweal’s programming is the mainstage season. This balanced yet challenging repertory is traditionally comprised of five plays with more than 180 performances, chosen from among the world’s finest classic, contemporary, and emerging playwrights. Because Lanesboro is located amidst a high concentration of Norwegian-American families, the Commonweal produces the works of Henrik Ibsen annually, and remains the only theatre company in North merica with such a commitment. The Commonweal also has an active new play development program, and has produced more than two dozen world premieres in its history.The company boasts a distinctive organizational model with resident ensemble members (who have come from all over the country to make their home in the Lanesboro area) fulfilling the day-to-day artistic and operational needs of the company as artist/administrators.

    • Highlights

      • Hours: Varied. Call (800) 657-7025 for up to date operating hours.
      • Rate: $15-$35
    • Media

    • Member Events

      Sunday Apr 30, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Thursday May 4, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Friday May 5, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Saturday May 6, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Sunday May 7, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Thursday May 11, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Friday May 12, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Saturday May 13, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Sunday May 14, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Thursday May 18, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Friday May 19, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Friday May 19, 2017
      Glorifying the triumph of the human spirit, The Elephant Man has been hailed by The New York Times as a “startling act of magic.” ...read more
      Saturday May 20, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Sunday May 21, 2017
      Glorifying the triumph of the human spirit, The Elephant Man has been hailed by The New York Times as a “startling act of magic.” ...read more
      Sunday May 21, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Thursday May 25, 2017
      Glorifying the triumph of the human spirit, The Elephant Man has been hailed by The New York Times as a “startling act of magic.” ...read more
      Friday May 26, 2017
      Glorifying the triumph of the human spirit, The Elephant Man has been hailed by The New York Times as a “startling act of magic.” ...read more
      Friday May 26, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Saturday May 27, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Saturday May 27, 2017
      Glorifying the triumph of the human spirit, The Elephant Man has been hailed by The New York Times as a “startling act of magic.” ...read more
      Sunday May 28, 2017
      Glorifying the triumph of the human spirit, The Elephant Man has been hailed by The New York Times as a “startling act of magic.” ...read more
      Sunday May 28, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Thursday Jun 1, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Friday Jun 2, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Jun 3, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Jun 3, 2017
      Glorifying the triumph of the human spirit, The Elephant Man has been hailed by The New York Times as a “startling act of magic.” ...read more
      Sunday Jun 4, 2017
      Sunday Jun 4, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Thursday Jun 8, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Friday Jun 9, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Jun 10, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Jun 10, 2017
      Glorifying the triumph of the human spirit, The Elephant Man has been hailed by The New York Times as a “startling act of magic.” ...read more
      Sunday Jun 11, 2017
      Sunday Jun 11, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Thursday Jun 15, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Friday Jun 16, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Jun 17, 2017
      Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Jun 17, 2017
      Glorifying the triumph of the human spirit, The Elephant Man has been hailed by The New York Times as a “startling act of magic.” ...read more
      Sunday Jun 18, 2017
      Friday Jun 23, 2017
      After 30 years, there’s still no story that better celebrates the gift of friendship than Steel Magnolias! ...read more
      Sunday Jun 25, 2017
      Thursday Jun 29, 2017
      After 30 years, there’s still no story that better celebrates the gift of friendship than Steel Magnolias! ...read more
    • Directions

      From the North Take Highway 52 south through Rochester and Chatfield. At Fountain (about 9 miles south of Chatfield) turn left (east) onto County Road 8. It’s about 11 miles to Lanesboro.