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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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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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Artist Spotlight features Jeweler Johanna Berge

Thu, Aug 7th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – Artist Johanna Berge looks to nature and what the earth produces as she creates each piece of jewelry for the upcoming Cornucopia Artist Spotlight show at Lanesboro Arts Center. The Spotlight opens on Saturday, August 30 with a ..... 
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Our town! Our authors!

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

By Jim Ruen In the play Our Town, Thornton Wilder told the story of average citizens in the imaginary town of Groveland Corners. In our very real town, Lanesboro, a wide variety of people who would likely describe themselves as average citizens hav ..... 
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‘Blood Brother’ documentary film will be shown at the St. Mane Theatre

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

In a partnership with Frozen River Film Festival, Lanesboro Arts Center will host a screening of ‘Blood Brother’, which won the 1st Place and People’s Choice Winner of the January 2014 festival held in Winona, Minn. The film will be shown on F ..... 
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‘Big Top’ is theme this month for the “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – It’s a circus-themed ‘Big Top’ show this month for the “Over the Back Fence” Community Variety Show, on Friday, August 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at the St. Mane Theatre. The ‘Big Top’ show will feature circus antics, poem ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts Center presents a new exhibit: Selections from Minnesota Museum of American Art’s ‘2014 Minnesota Biennial’

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Lanesboro, Minn. – The upcoming exhibit at Lanesboro Arts Center features selections from the ‘2014 Minnesota Biennial’, a juried exhibit of the Minnesota Museum of American Art (MMAA). The exhibit, just finishing up its run at MMAA in St. Pau ..... 
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Lanesboro, Minn. named in Foder’s Travel as one of “10 Charming Midwestern Towns to Visit This Year” list

Thu, Jul 31st, 2014
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LANESBORO, Minn. - Population: 743. Dubbed the bed-and-breakfast capital of Minnesota, Lanesboro features eateries that are just as charming as its B&Bs. From old-time pies at The Aroma Pie Shop to housemade root beer at Pedal Pushers Café, you w ..... 
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