The Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, MN is in the midst of their summer theatre season. Each summer the Commonweal Theatre hosts two shows in repertory. This year’s live theatre offerings are: Enchanted April by Matthew Barber and Picasso at the Lapin Agile by Steve Martin.
Enchanted April: This 1920s romantic comedy breathes new life into the most stifled of souls. On the most basic level, Enchanted April is a success as a romantic comedy because it’s both comic and romantic. In telling the story of four English women who break free of their rain-drenched sorrows and oppression for a month in a rented Italian castle, there’s plenty of opportunity for surprises and redemption, hopes that Barber never squelches.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile: Steve Martin’s comedy is sure to have you roaring with laughter from start to finish! Two guys walk into a bar, order up one part Einstein, one part Picasso, and add a splash of the zaniest characters to ever hit our stage “all shook up.” We promise a rollicking good time.
Plays are performed Thursday through Saturday and Monday evenings with matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday. Visit the Commonweal Theatre Lanesboro, Minnesota web site for schedule details.
Theatre is just a part of what makes Lanesboro a great destination. The Root River State Trail, winds 60 miles through bluffs, forests, and rolling fields. The trail traverses Southeast Minnesota’s Bluff Country offering a variety of attractions for all ages and interests with welcoming trail towns often along the trail.
Lanesboro is near one of the largest Old Order Amish settlements in America. The rolling countryside offers an ideal location for their life style. Educational tours are available to see the Amish as they really live, and the items they produce and sell (baskets, quilts, furniture and crafts). The tours offer an appreciation for the Amish way of life.
Lanesboro’s historic downtown has been revitalized; the arts flourish, gift shops intrigue, and restaurants satisfy a variety of tastes. Horse drawn buggy rides offer a perfect ending for the day. Come and see for yourself why people return time and time again to renew themselves in Lanesboro’s riches and immerse themselves in the “ Art of Living Well”!