COMMONWEAL THEATRE COMPANY
February 28, 2010
We moved to Lanesboro about six years ago, in large part due to the arts community in town, including the Commomweal Theatre.The quality of the shows performed are quite amazing, especially considering its location in a smaller community, and compare quite favorably with any live performances we ever saw while living in the St.Paul/Minneapolis area.
There are quite a variety of productions from The Odd Couple, Rainmaker and Wait Until Dark to plays written by Ibsen, including Peer Gynt, all wonderfully done and well received by the audiences.
Something unique about the company is how all the core actors also have other responsibilities within the company such as fundraising, box office, and administrative duties which make them more well rounded and more marketable. They also include the interns in this process, giving them a great education.
All of the actors are very engaging and accessible and very visible in the community.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
High quality of the acting and the selection of material presented.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
The actors are very gregarious and interact wonderfully with the volunteers and community members. They make us feel part of their group.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Donor & We are Million Dollar Club members and Capital Campaign donors. We aalso have been active volunteers including being part of the Over The Back Fence live radio show.