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Commonweal Theatre Company
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Lanesboro
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Commonweal Theatre is Southeast Minnesota's premier live, professional, rotating repertory theatre. The season of 5 plays, plus an apprentice company production, runs March through December.
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This was so great last year, we repeated our date weekend this year in Lanesboro. We kayak/bike/canoe during the day, then go to the theater each weekend night to see both productions. Coming down from the Cities, $30/ticket is just a fantastic price to see this level of quality of show. We saw both Arsenic and Old Lace as well as Around the World in 80 Days. Wonderful sets, really talented actors and some zany fun directing. We thought Arsenic and Old Lace was delightful, and then we were blown away by Around the World in 80 Days. We joked that the actors should wear fitbits to see how many steps they get in one night - it's such a high energy, fast-paced, physical, funny show! It was our 4th Commonweal show and the first we've seen to get a standing ovation. Great intimate seating. Just can't say enough good things about it.

Thank Carleton_Alumna
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

It's amazing! So much talent in this little theater and little community nestled in the bluff country of southeastern Minnesota.

We saw "Arsenic and Old Lace" and the performance was terrific. Great actors and actresses, not a bad seat in the place, good acoustics, and nice refreshments at intermission.

If you're in the area, be sure and visit this theater.

Thank Larph_73
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I loved the fact the theatre was even there. It's a nice, updated and intimate place with good seating. The troupe did a good job in their production of Arsenic and Old Lace.

Thank ArizonaHeat_2016
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

Best theater I've seen in a long time. We saw Arsenic and Old Lace and were blown away until we saw Around the World in 80 Days the next night....WOW That production was the most complicated to pull off by actors than any stage play we've seen. Each actor did several characters and accents and dialect while dancing and changing the set before your eyes! It was more like an endurance feat and all done with ease, or so it looked! The elephant scene is a must-see! We laughed so hard and the audience gave a rousing, standing ovation that wouldn't quit! We are telling all our friends how great this theater and these actors are! Thanks Commonweal for making our week-end stay last week amazing. You make that amazing town come alive! We came on a recommendation from our son and daughter in law and can't thank them and you enough! Keep it going, we'll be back!!

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We try to go to the theatre whenever we are in Lanesboro and the "Arsenic and Old Lace" production was wonderful and hilarious. The actors are great to talk to and very nice folks.

Thank Jim R
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