Many people know about Lanesboro because of the Root River State Trail. Lanesboro offers fine dining and live theatre as well. Since 1989, the professional artists of the Commonweal Theatre have brought to life soulful stories told with honesty and creativity. Lanesboro (pop. 788) is home to the company’s new theatre in its historic downtown.
The Lanesboro Commonweal Theatre summer season is in full swing featuring two plays: The Odd Couple and The Rainmaker.
May 15 through October 23, the Odd Couple is on stage. Felix Ungar, neurotic fusspot news writer, and Oscar Madison, slovenly sports journalist, attempt to adapt to each other’s idiosyncrasies while trying to rekindle their social lives. In this classic comedy, Neil Simon gives us the story of a friendship that defies all odds.
ASL performance Sunday, June 14, 1:30pm
June 19 through October 24th, the Rainmaker by Richard Nash is on stage. Living on a farm stifled by drought, Lizzie has resigned herself to a solitary life —until a charismatic con-man named Starbuck comes promising rain. This 1950s American fable teaches us how love can overcome cynicism in the most tired of souls, and can bloom in the most barren of landscapes.
The theatre offers performances not only on weekends but on Monday and Thursday evenings as well. TheHillcrest Hide-Away B&B offers a mid-week special to make your stay complete.