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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)
    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

      Thursday Dec 13, 2018
      A holiday favorite as you’ve never seen—or heard!—it before. The timeless tale of George Bailey is given a clever twist when we stage it as a live, 1940s radio broadcast. Five actors give voice to all of Bedford Falls’s memorable residents, accompanied by sound effects created live onstage. ...read more
      Friday Dec 14, 2018
      A holiday favorite as you’ve never seen—or heard!—it before. The timeless tale of George Bailey is given a clever twist when we stage it as a live, 1940s radio broadcast. Five actors give voice to all of Bedford Falls’s memorable residents, accompanied by sound effects created live onstage. ...read more
      Saturday Dec 15, 2018
      A holiday favorite as you’ve never seen—or heard!—it before. The timeless tale of George Bailey is given a clever twist when we stage it as a live, 1940s radio broadcast. Five actors give voice to all of Bedford Falls’s memorable residents, accompanied by sound effects created live onstage. ...read more
      Saturday Dec 15, 2018
      A holiday favorite as you’ve never seen—or heard!—it before. The timeless tale of George Bailey is given a clever twist when we stage it as a live, 1940s radio broadcast. Five actors give voice to all of Bedford Falls’s memorable residents, accompanied by sound effects created live onstage. ...read more
      Sunday Dec 16, 2018
      A holiday favorite as you’ve never seen—or heard!—it before. The timeless tale of George Bailey is given a clever twist when we stage it as a live, 1940s radio broadcast. Five actors give voice to all of Bedford Falls’s memorable residents, accompanied by sound effects created live onstage. ...read more
      Thursday Dec 20, 2018
      A holiday favorite as you’ve never seen—or heard!—it before. The timeless tale of George Bailey is given a clever twist when we stage it as a live, 1940s radio broadcast. Five actors give voice to all of Bedford Falls’s memorable residents, accompanied by sound effects created live onstage. ...read more
      Friday Dec 21, 2018
      A holiday favorite as you’ve never seen—or heard!—it before. The timeless tale of George Bailey is given a clever twist when we stage it as a live, 1940s radio broadcast. Five actors give voice to all of Bedford Falls’s memorable residents, accompanied by sound effects created live onstage. ...read more
      Saturday Dec 22, 2018
      A holiday favorite as you’ve never seen—or heard!—it before. The timeless tale of George Bailey is given a clever twist when we stage it as a live, 1940s radio broadcast. Five actors give voice to all of Bedford Falls’s memorable residents, accompanied by sound effects created live onstage. ...read more
      Saturday Dec 22, 2018
      A holiday favorite as you’ve never seen—or heard!—it before. The timeless tale of George Bailey is given a clever twist when we stage it as a live, 1940s radio broadcast. Five actors give voice to all of Bedford Falls’s memorable residents, accompanied by sound effects created live onstage. ...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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