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Commonweal Theatre Company presents Arcadia


Mon, Sep 1st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company presents the Tom Stoppard masterpiece, Arcadia, September 19 through November 9 with discounted tickets available for previews September 12 to September 18. Call the box office at 800-657-7025 or visit Commonweal Theatre online at www.commonwealtheatre.org for exact performance dates and times.

The New York Times described the play as a “rich, ravishing comedy; a play of wit, intellect, language, and emotion.” Set in one room but alternating between two time periods, Arcadia explores several themes including math, science, the order of things, romance and the nature of change. All of these themes work to illuminate relationships between the main characters, adding to their poignancy. “Some plays are very smart,” said cast member and Commonweal Resident Actor Scott Dixon, “And others have strong heart, but Arcadia is that rare gem which is both. This is one of those scripts on my list of ‘must act in’, and I’m very excited to be a part of it.”

The Commonweal is pleased to welcome the return of Leah Cooper to direct the production. Audiences will remember Cooper as the director of The Drawer Boy from the Commonweal 2012 Season. “Many people think Arcadia is this super intellectual play all about math and history,” stated Cooper, “But it’s really one of Stoppard’s most human plays full of heart and passion and nature. It’s beautiful, inspiring, funny, and totally accessible.”

Along with Dixon, the cast includes Commonweal Resident Artists Catherine Glynn, David Hennessey, Adrienne Sweeney, and Jeremy van Meter. Other cast members include Gary Danciu, Ana Hagedorn, Ryan Lee, Eric Lee, Brandt Roberts and members of the 2014 Commonweal Apprentice Class, Vincent Hannam and Anna Lee Murray.

Bailey Otto serves as production stage manager and, along with Production Manager Thomas White, leads the production team consisting of designers Kit Mayer (sets), Annie Cady (costumes), Dietr Poppen (lights), Stela Burdt (sound), and Megan Pence (props).

The Commonweal’s production of Arcadia is produced thanks to sponsorship from Ruskell Outdoor Services of Chatfield and Sargent’s Gardens of Rochester. Additional underwriting support from F&M Community Bank and the Target Corporation makes possible special weekday matinee performances for school groups, w .....
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Vesterheim Welcomes "Lady Fiona," Viking Storyteller at Free First Thursday

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa —Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, welcomes storyteller Jane Nichols on Free First Thursday, September 4. There will be free museum admission from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 ..... 
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Artist Karl Unnasch is honored by Public Art Network Year in Review

Mon, Aug 25th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Americans for the Arts honors 37 outstanding public arts projects created in 2013 through the Public Art Network Year in Review program. Public Art Network Year in Review is the only national program that specifically recognizes ..... 
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Savor “Taste of the Trail” on the Root River Trail System

Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

On three Saturdays in September, the nine towns comprising the Preston/Harmony Root River Trail System will feature local food, artisans, entertainment, culture, and fun during a series of trail-wide events – Taste of the Trail. Taste of the ..... 
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Austin ArtWorks! Festival this weekend

Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Austin ArtWorks Festival takes over downtown Austin this weekend to showcase a wide range of arts activities and events on Saturday the 23 and Sunday the 24. The two day event will be centered at the Historic Downtown Power Plant at 501 4th Aven ..... 
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Feast on Onion Fest at DreamAcres Farm

Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
Posted in Wykoff Arts & Culture

The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative welcomes all to Onion Fest, celebrating our diverse, multi-layered society through a multi-layered vegetable. It is an evening layered with food, music and performance at DreamAcres farm on Friday, August 22. M ..... 
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Vesterheim showcases Norwegian “Mid-Century Modern” Enamel

Thu, Aug 14th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa — “Mid-Century Modern” is the hot buzzword in today’s retro-design trend. Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, will turn its spotlight on Norway’s contributions to mid-century design in the ..... 
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Lanesboro Barn Dance coming up

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The Lanesboro Barn Dance will present another chance to kick up your heels on Saturday August 16 at the Sons of Norway Hall in Lanesboro, Minn. Starting time is 8 p.m. and admission is $7 at the door. Located on Parkway Ave. next to Sylvan Park, the ..... 
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Commonweal Theatre’s student matinee series in place

Fri, Aug 8th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. - The Commonweal Theatre Company announces the Student Matinee Series for the upcoming 2014 fall school semester. This program reaches more than 2,000 regional students and teachers a year as part of Commonweal Theatre’s goal that ..... 
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