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Commonweal Theatre Company Presents: Around the World in 80 Days


Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company presents “Around the World in 80 Days” by Mark Brown June 27 through October 27. Follow the incredible journey of Phileas Fogg on his outrageous quest to circumnavigate the globe in only 80 days. Discounted tickets are available for previews, June 20 to June 26. Reservations can be made by phoning the theatre box office at 800-657-7025 or by visiting www.commonwealtheatre.org.

“Around the World in 80 Days” is the third offering in Commonweal’s 26th Season and is directed by Alan Bailey, who returns to share his expertise at turning theatrical convention on its head, having directed “The 39 Steps” for the company in 2012. Bailey was also the director of last year’s touching drama, “The Memory of Water.” “We’re excited at the Commonweal,” says Bailey, “to explore the theme of inclusiveness in our production of Around the World in 80 Days, the classic story of a set-in-his-ways English gentleman finding joy as he learns to accept – and even embrace – the multitude of cultures around the world. The production also promises laughs and adventure as five actors play forty roles and create every corner of the earth right before the audience’s eyes.”

Commonweal Resident Ensemble Member David Hennessey takes on the role of main protagonist. Rounding out the cast is Commonweal Executive Director Hal Cropp along with Resident Ensemble Member Adrienne Sweeney and Annual Members Gary Danciu and Diana Jurand.

Thomas White, Commonweal Production Manager, serves as stage manager and leads the production team consisting of designers Kit Mayer (sets), Wu Chen Khoo (lights), Annie Cady (costumes), Alan Bailey (sound), and Ana Hagedorn (props).

Thanks to support from F&M Community Bank and Tri-County Electric Cooperative, special weekday matinee performances are available for school groups at only $5 per person, which includes a study guide, video materials, pre-show classroom workshop, and post-performance discussion with the actors.

Funding for Commonweal Theatre’s programming is provided in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature, a grant from the McKnight Foundation, and private funders. All performances are at the Commonweal Theatre, 208 Parkway Avenue North, in downtown Lanesb .....
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Commonweal Theatre presents the Artaria String Quartet

Fri, May 30th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. — The Commonweal Theatre Company once again welcomes the renowned Artaria String Quartet for a two-night concert series in the Events Hall of the Commonweal Theatre in historic downtown Lanesboro. Concert dates are Wednesday, June ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts Center presents the 34th annual ‘Art in the Park’ Father’s Day Festival

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - A Father’s Day tradition for more than 30 years, the ‘Art in the Park’ Festival will take place again this year in beautiful Sylvan Park, Lanesboro. Presented by the Lanesboro Arts Center, the festival will be held Sunday, J ..... 
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Lanesboro Live June show

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – Damon Prestemon’s upcoming “Lanesboro Live” show will feature the band the Rutabaga Brothers, a panel of powerful and witty and intelligent women, and an update from ‘Aunt Evelyn’...all on Saturday, June 7, 2014, 7:30 ..... 
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Lanesboro Arts Center announces a call for Haiku Poetry

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - Lanesboro Arts Center announces a Call for Haiku Poetry written by people of all ages and all levels of experience. A selection of poems will be chosen for inclusion in the Lanesboro Arts Campus project, with the potential to be ..... 
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Summer Dreams

Thu, May 29th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – ‘Summer Dreams’ is a Juried Group Exhibit featuring 31 regional artists in media including oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, photography, textile, mixed media, encaustic and jewelry. The exhibit opens on Saturday, June 21 w ..... 
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Bluff Country Gathering is May 15-18, 2014

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

The 16th Annual Bluff Country Gathering is delighting us again with traditional American music and dance in Lanesboro, Minn. from May 15-18, 2014. One can learn the tradition through workshops (only a few spots left), revel in the musical talent thro ..... 
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Artist Adam Manley to come to Lanesboro

Fri, May 9th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. - Mixed Media Artist Adam Manley will be Lanesboro Arts Center’s 39th Artist in Residence: May 17-31, 2014, working on a public art project involving place and history and architecture. PUBLIC INVITED to participate on Saturday, M ..... 
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Current Showcase features internationally-acclaimed Lanesboro artist: ‘New Angles: Glass Enamels in Mosaics’ by Barbara Benson Keith

Fri, Apr 25th, 2014
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

LANESBORO, Minn. – ‘New Angles: Glass Enamels in Mosaics’ features glass enamel and stained glass mosaics by Barbara Benson Keith in a SEMAC McKnight Showcase held at Lanesboro Arts Center. The Showcase opened on Saturday, April 26, 2014 with ..... 
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