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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.

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