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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
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    • Member Events

      Thursday Mar 23, 2017
      '' I Am My Own Wife'' tells the fascinating story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Charlotte, born Lothar Berfelde, survived both the Nazi and Soviet regimes of East Berlin as a transvestite. ...read more
      Friday Mar 24, 2017
      '' I Am My Own Wife'' tells the fascinating story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Charlotte, born Lothar Berfelde, survived both the Nazi and Soviet regimes of East Berlin as a transvestite. ...read more
      Saturday Mar 25, 2017
      '' I Am My Own Wife'' tells the fascinating story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Charlotte, born Lothar Berfelde, survived both the Nazi and Soviet regimes of East Berlin as a transvestite. ...read more
      Thursday Mar 30, 2017
      '' I Am My Own Wife'' tells the fascinating story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Charlotte, born Lothar Berfelde, survived both the Nazi and Soviet regimes of East Berlin as a transvestite. ...read more
      Friday Mar 31, 2017
      '' I Am My Own Wife'' tells the fascinating story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Charlotte, born Lothar Berfelde, survived both the Nazi and Soviet regimes of East Berlin as a transvestite. ...read more
      Saturday Apr 1, 2017
      '' I Am My Own Wife'' tells the fascinating story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf. Charlotte, born Lothar Berfelde, survived both the Nazi and Soviet regimes of East Berlin as a transvestite. ...read more
      Friday Apr 21, 2017 - Sunday Apr 23, 2017
      The 20th Ibsen Festival is the grand finale of the annual celebration of all things Scandinavian at the Commonweal. The 2017 event will be retrospective in nature as the company looks back on 20-years as the only theatre in North America to annually produce the works of Henrik Ibsen. ...read more
      Sunday Apr 23, 2017
      Art and life play out their conflict as Rubek searches for the man he once was, the artist his muse once inspired. Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Friday Apr 28, 2017
      Art and life play out their conflict as Rubek searches for the man he once was, the artist his muse once inspired. Subtitled “A Dramatic Epilogue,” Ibsen’s final play is also the last in our series of adaptations by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Sunday Apr 30, 2017
      Art and life play out their conflict as Rubek searches for the man he once was, the artist his muse once inspired. 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
      Art and life play out their conflict as Rubek searches for the man he once was, the artist his muse once inspired. 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
      Art and life play out their conflict as Rubek searches for the man he once was, the artist his muse once inspired. 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
      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
      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
      Monday May 22, 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
    • 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.