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Commonweal Theatre Apprentice Company presents “Tigers Be Still”


Thu, Mar 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Left to Right: Julia Masotti, David Hennessey, Mike Swan, Diana Jurand

LANESBORO, Minn. —The Commonweal Theatre Company proudly presents the capstone project of the 2014 Apprentice Company, “Tigers Be Still” by Kim Rosenstock. Performances run from March 20 through March 30. Call the box office at 800-657-7025 or visit Commonweal Theatre online at www.commonwealtheatre.org for tickets.

Roskenstock’s play follows Sherry Wickman, who finds herself unemployed and back at home after receiving her Art Therapy degree, when a new employment opportunity offers her a renewed sense of hope and purpose. Things get complicated, however, when a tiger has escaped from the local zoo. All bets are off. Apprentice Philip Muehe will direct; previous Commonweal credits include assistant director for “The Memory of Water” and “The Last Night of Ballyhoo”. “All of these characters are dealing with something tragic, and it really affects them. It’s a play about depression, that also happens to be extremely funny,” says Muehe. “It’s about the power of community and how we can all rise above the circumstances we may find ourselves in. Once we let down our walls and let people in, we realize we can achieve more together than we ever could on our own.”

The 2014 Apprentice Company also includes Julia Masotti, Diana Jurand, and Mike Swan—all seen on the Commonweal mainstage during the 2013 season. The cast is comprised of Diana Jurand as Sherry, Julia Masotti as Sherry’s sister Grace, Mike Swan as Sherry’s patient Zack, and Resident Company Member David Hennessey as Zack’s father Joseph. The set, costumes, props, and sound design are also handled by the four apprentices, with the addition of lighting designer Thomas White, and stage manager Emyli Gudmundson.

The Apprentice Program at the Commonweal Theatre is a 10-month commitment designed for recent college graduates or young professionals with commensurate experience who would benefit from a prolonged relationship with a small professional theatre company. Focused primarily on experiential learning through a traditional mentor/apprentice relationship, the program affords artistic opportunities, regular classroom instruction, and administrative responsibilities in the areas of marketing, development, and production.

Funding for Commonweal Theatre’s programming is provided in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropri .....
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Luther College Nordic Choir and alumni perform and present at conference

Wed, Mar 12th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa – Luther College's Nordic Choir will perform and Luther alumni will give presentations at the North Central-American Choral Directors Association Conference held in Des Moines, Iowa, March 19–22. The Nordic Choir, conducted by A ..... 
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See, Think, and Create Like an Artist at Vesterheim’s Barnetimen (Children’s Hour)

Tue, Mar 11th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa — Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, invites all pre-school-aged children and their parents or caregivers to find their favorite thing in the museum at Barnetimen (Children's Hour) on March 12 from ..... 
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Norwegian Artists for the Exhibition “Flora Metamorphicae” Return to Vesterheim

Tue, Mar 4th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa— Think Spring! Kari Aasen and Eli Veim, two of the artists who created of the exhibition “Flora Metamorphicae,” on view now at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, will make a return trip to Deco ..... 
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School Matinee Performance Series

Tue, Mar 4th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

'Street Beats: Dance Through the Decades' will be presented by River North Dance Chicago DECORAH, Iowa – Luther College invites the community to watch a production of "Street Beats: Dance Through the Decades" presented by the River North Dance Chi ..... 
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ArtHaus to host Poetry Slam

Wed, Feb 26th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

ArtHaus presents its next Poetry Slam on Friday, March 7 at 8pm. This energetic spoken-word event is held at Decorah’s Elks Lodge (402 W. Main St.), and is sponsored by Dragonfly Books. The Featured Artist will be David Faldet, a past winner of ..... 
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Experience Art and Creativity at Vesterheim on Free First Thursday

Mon, Feb 24th, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

DECORAH, Iowa — Free First Thursday on March 6 is a great time to see what’s new at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center. The museum is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with free admission all day. At 1:00 p. ..... 
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Performance Tour encourages discussion about frac-sand mining

Fri, Feb 21st, 2014
Posted in All Arts & Culture

The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative of Wykoff in collaboration with Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre of Minneapolis presents a public tour of “Let’s Talk About Sand,” a performance event encouraging discussion about the frac-sand mining indust ..... 
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Announcing call for entries for exhibition gallery shows in 2016 at Lanesboro Arts Center

Thu, Feb 13th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - Announcing a call for entries for artwork to exhibit in solo or two-person shows in the Exhibition Gallery at Lanesboro Arts Center in 2016. Lanesboro Arts Center is located at 103 Parkway Ave. N. in Lanesboro, Minnesota, and attr ..... 
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