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  • Commonweal Theatre Company

    • Arts, Culture & History
    208 Parkway Ave N
    Lanesboro, MN 55949
    (507) 467-2525
    (800) 657-7025
    (507) 467-2468 (fax)
    Hours:
    Varied. Spring & summer: T/W-Su 10a - showtime; Summer & fall add M 10-showtime. Call (800) 657-7025

    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. Our company and our productions have earned state, regional, and international awards.

      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. The rotating repertory schedule allows visitors to see more than one production during a weekend stay, with alternating performances running Thursday through Saturday evenings, Sunday matinees, and, in the summer and fall, Saturday matinees and Monday evenings. 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

      • Professional, live theatre
      • Plays, comedies, dramas, musicals
      • Comfortable seats, climate-controlled building
      • Repertory: see more than one show in a weekend
      • Hours: Varied. Call (800) 657-7025 for up-to-date operating hours.
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    • Member Events

      Monday Aug 26, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Thursday Aug 29, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
      Friday Aug 30, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Saturday Aug 31, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Saturday Aug 31, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
      Sunday Sep 1, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
      Friday Sep 6, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Sunday Sep 8, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Thursday Sep 12, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Friday Sep 13, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Saturday Sep 14, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Monday Sep 16, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
      Thursday Sep 19, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Friday Sep 20, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Sep 21, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Sep 21, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Sunday Sep 22, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Monday Sep 23, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
      Thursday Sep 26, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Friday Sep 27, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Sep 28, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Sep 28, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Sunday Sep 29, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Monday Sep 30, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
      Thursday Oct 3, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Friday Oct 4, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Oct 5, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Oct 5, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Sunday Oct 6, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Monday Oct 7, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
      Thursday Oct 10, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Friday Oct 11, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Oct 12, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Oct 12, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Sunday Oct 13, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Monday Oct 14, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
      Thursday Oct 17, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Friday Oct 18, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Oct 19, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Oct 19, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Sunday Oct 20, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Monday Oct 21, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
      Thursday Oct 24, 2019
      Three intrepid explorers test their friendship and courage as they come face to face with psychics, yetis, trolls, and…Cool Whip?! ...read more
      Friday Oct 25, 2019
      The Commonweal Theatre continues its 31st season of producing professional live theatre with the adventure packed tale of Peter and the Starcatcher. ...read more
    • Whom to Contact

      • Jeremy van Meter
    • 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. Then it’s 9 miles to Lanesboro.

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