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Commonweal Theatre Company

206 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro, MN 55949-9795
+1 800-657-7025
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We attended an October performance of "Ghost Writer" and were completely blown away. This play... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
sldufhglviuser
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wisconsin
Great performance

We saw Steel Magnolias. Lovely set and the acting was great. Very comfortable seating. Nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary W
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The Commonweal Theatre is Southeast Minnesota's premier live, professional, rotating repertory theatre. The season of 5 plays, plus an apprentice company production, runs March through December.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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206 Parkway Ave N, Lanesboro, MN 55949-9795
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We attended an October performance of "Ghost Writer" and were completely blown away. This play, specifically, was a treat for us, though an unknown quantity coming in. I highly recommend seeing this play if you are wavering (I see one sour crank slagged it as...More

Thank sldufhglviuser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We saw Steel Magnolias. Lovely set and the acting was great. Very comfortable seating. Nice attached coffee, wine bar.

Thank Mary W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We traveled through Wisconsin and SE Minnesota on vacation and decided to spend a few days in Lanesboro, MN and are glad we did. We had seen promotional materials about the Commonweal Theatre and decided to go to their production of Ghost Writer. At the...More

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have attended three plays and have enjoyed them all. There is open seating and no poor seats. The acting has been superb. It is a real treat!

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to come here for many years - we finally made it. This great little theater in rural Minnesota does a very good job. We saw Steel Magnolias and Ghost Writer. Both were well done. Purchasing tickets online went very smoothly. Seating...More

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have attended several productions over the years and never have been disappointed. Saw Steel Magnolias last night; all professional actors are very talented. Very relaxed atmosphere in a comfortable theatre.

Thank robertew2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful theatre in the heart of Lanesboro. I really like the permanent art installations, especially as an homage to the community and the company’s history. First time to see a show. LOVED “Steel Magnolias”. More true to the original play than the movie and just...More

Thank Jcchang7
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent! Highly recommend. We saw a play where 3 main characters just captivated your attention. I would go again if in the area.

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Commonweal_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Commonweal Theatre Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words. We at the CWL are quite proud of "Ghost-Writer" and are pleased that you had an enjoyable experience in the theatre. We will look forward to your return visit. Jeremy van Meter Marketing & Communications Mgr

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I attended the Preview showing of Ghost Writer on September 7, 2017. The theater is very nice, however, this play was incredibly boring. It reminded me of the John Galt diatribe from Atlas Shrugged, which most people have trouble getting through. We...More

Thank Steve P
Commonweal_Theatre, Public Relations Manager at Commonweal Theatre Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day, Steve. First of all, please accept my apologies that you did not have an enjoyable time in the theatre on your recent visit. As a professional, regional theatre with a season of five productions, we make every attempt to choose programming which will...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

We always plan out trips to Lanesboro around the current productions and they usually have two different plays alternating so you can see both over a weekend. Everything about this theater is first class from ambiance to acting and sets.We have been going there for...More

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My 13 year old says yes! It is pretty active and fun. It might be good to give him a little background to the story ahead of time.
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