The Commonweal Theatre Company is ready to open the doors for their 28th season of drama, comedy and music. Nestled in the tiny town of Lanesboro, Minnesota, the Commonweal Theatre Company is a true gem. The theater itself, as well as the performances, easily rival any "big city" theater.  Having been a season pass holder with the Commonweal for several years, I've laughed till my sides hurt, sang silently, sat on the edge of my seat in anticipation of the next scene, and been moved by emotions so deep that I've left the theater crying.  I keep going back for more because I can't get enough.

The core ensemble includes Stela Burdt, Adrienne Sweeney, Megan Pence, Hal Cropp, Gary Danciu, Scott Dixon, David Hennessey, and Jeremy VanMeter, joined by their 2016 apprentice company.  You would be hard-pressed to find a more talented group of individuals.  In fact, it would be difficult for you to find a nicer or friendlier group of people.

The 2016 season begins April 8 with "The League of Youth" by Henrik Ibsen adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher.  Ibsen plays are a different experience, albeit, a wonderful experience that always have you thinking afterward about the message.  And don't forget to attend the 19th annual Ibsen Fest April 15-17 honoring Ibsen and everything Scandinavian.  In addition to "The League of Youth", this season's calendar offers "Souvenir", "The Three Musketeers",  and "Pride's Crossing".  The season wraps up November 18 through December 20 with "A Christmas Carol" from the novel by  Charles Dickens and adapted by The Commonweal Theatre.  Don't forget to stick around after any performance for "Encore" where you have a chance to visit with the cast.

Tickets are available at or call their Box Office at 800-657-7025.  If you have never attended a performance at The Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, go just once.  You'll be hooked.