Lanesboro Arts is proud to present “The Art of the Entertainer,” a comedic one-man show starring Lanesboro artist Brandt Roberts at the St. Mane Theatre in Lanesboro, MN on Friday December 1 and 2 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 3 at 5:00 p.m.
The story follows Roberts in the role of Gerald, a janitor at a vaudeville theatre in the early 1930s, who finds a dusty record late one night inside an old steamer trunk. The record is entitled The Art of the Entertainer: an audio guide to the art of live performance. Led by the recorded voice of Sir Byron Ramsey, Gerald embarks on a madcap adventure through the theatrical realm. It becomes a night shift filled with audience participation, music, and various sketches parodying some of theatre’s most famous genres. A fun night for the whole family!
Brandt Roberts is currently wrapping up his fourth season a member of the resident ensemble at Commonweal Theatre Company, having starred as the eponymous character in this year’s production of “The Elephant Man.” The creation and staging of "The Art of the Entertainer" was the subject of Roberts’ Master's thesis at the Savannah College of Art and Design.