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  • Commonweal Theatre Company

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    • Weekday Escape
    • Self-guided Tours
    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.
    • Media

    • Member Events

      Thursday Jun 20, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Friday Jun 21, 2019
      A twisting, tantalizing mystery by Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Jun 22, 2019
      A twisting, tantalizing mystery by Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Jun 22, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Sunday Jun 23, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Monday Jun 24, 2019
      A twisting, tantalizing mystery by Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Thursday Jun 27, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Friday Jun 28, 2019
      A twisting, tantalizing mystery by Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Jun 29, 2019
      A twisting, tantalizing mystery by Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Jun 29, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Sunday Jun 30, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Monday Jul 1, 2019
      A twisting, tantalizing mystery by Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Thursday Jul 4, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Friday Jul 5, 2019
      A twisting, tantalizing mystery by Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Jul 6, 2019
      A twisting, tantalizing mystery by Jeffrey Hatcher. ...read more
      Saturday Jul 6, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Sunday Jul 7, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Friday Jul 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
      Sunday Jul 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 Jul 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
      Friday Jul 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 Jul 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
      Monday Jul 22, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Thursday Jul 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
      Friday Jul 26, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Saturday Jul 27, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Saturday Jul 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
      Sunday Jul 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
      Monday Jul 29, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Thursday Aug 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
      Saturday Aug 3, 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 Aug 3, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Sunday Aug 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
      Monday Aug 5, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Thursday Aug 8, 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 Aug 10, 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 Aug 10, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Sunday Aug 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
      Monday Aug 12, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Thursday Aug 15, 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 16, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Saturday Aug 17, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...read more
      Sunday Aug 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
      Monday Aug 19, 2019
      Fasten your seatbelts—there’s turbulence ahead in this laugh-out-loud, over-the-top farce! ...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. Then it’s 9 miles to Lanesboro.

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