Friday, May 3, 2019


ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE ADDED!!! Due to popular demand, we are so excited to announce we will be adding a performance of ALICE @ WONDERLAND on Sunday, May 5, at 3:00 pm!! Tickets for this additional performance are on sale at Parkway Market and at the box office on Saturday at 6:00 and Sunday at 12:00. See you there!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

ALICE @ WONDERLAND Opens this Saturday!

ALICE @ WONDERLAND opens this Saturday, May 4 at 7pm at the St. Mane Theater, with a repeat performance on Sunday, May 5, at 1pm. Tickets are available at Parkway Market and may also be purchased at the St. Mane box office before the performance. Come see this delightful modern take on a children's classic and support our adorable cast of Lanesboro Elementary School students!

Lanesboro Community Mural Brainstorming Meeting

Our friends at Lanesboro Arts and Commonweal Theatre invite you to participate in a Community Brainstorming Session for a “Theatre District” mural on the south side of Manion Law Firm. The idea generating meeting will take place at the Commonweal Theatre on Wednesday, May 1 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. The mural is designed to engage volunteers of all ages in the brainstorming and creation process as well as, create a sense of community pride, and build collaborative efforts to beautify the community.
Lanesboro Arts and Commonweal Theatre have commissioned artist Erik Pearson to take the community’s ideas created during the May 1 meeting and make a cohesive design. That design will then be presented to Lanesboro Heritage Preservation Commission, the Lanesboro Planning and Zoning Commission and other community stakeholders. The organizations are aiming for Pearson and community members to collaboratively paint and create the mural sometime during the summer of 2019.
If you are interested but cannot attend the meeting, please send ideas for the mural to Kara Maloney at Lanesboro Arts. These can be written ideas or drawings. Come be part of this exciting downtown revitalization project!

Thursday, April 4, 2019


Tickets are now on sale for our Spring production, in collaboration with Lanesboro Public School, ALICE @ WONDERLAND!  Advance sales are available at Parkway Market.  Tickets will also be available before the performance at the St. Mane box office.  Come support this wonderful cast of Lanesboro Elementary School students!  ALICE @ WONDERLAND is presented in part by a grant from the Lanesboro Area Community Foundation.  Thank you!

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Announcing Our Spring Production!

Spring 2019:  ALICE @ WONDERLAND by Jonathan Yukich, in collaboration with Lanesboro Public Schools

Winner of the Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest, this retelling of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale will feature a cast solely of Lanesboro Elementary School students!

What would happen if a 21st century Alice collided with Lewis Carroll’s legendary Wonderland?  This modern retelling of the classic children’s story has all of the characters you know and love, including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts.  The story is laid out in traditional style, except that Alice is distinctly contemporary, complete with cell phone in hand.  Full of references to text messaging and social media, the play imagines a present-day Alice encountering the Wonderland so many of us treasure.  A sharply told, crisply paced ride, this quality adaptation has been praised for its humor, modern style and appeal to both children and adults.

Performances are Saturday, May 4, at 7pm and Sunday, May 5, at 1pm at the St. Mane Theater in Lanesboro.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Directing Workshop Presented by New Minowa Players

Have you ever thought you would like to direct a show? Have you not proposed directing because you felt that you wouldn’t know how? Have you directed shows and think you would like to learn more? New Minowa Players presents A Directing Workshop led by Kristen Underwood, with assistance from Aaron Kvale and Sheryl Scheffert. The workshop will be presented on Saturday, March 2nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The cost is $10 for members of New Minowa Players and $20 for non-members. The entrance fee covers all materials and lunch. (Please contact NMP at with any special dietary needs so they can accommodate them.) Registration is open to adults and students high school age and above. For more information and to register, please click here to be taken to that page on NMP's website.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Production Postponement

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we regret that we will be postponing our winter play, THE ROOT RIVER ANTHOLOGY. We hope to present an even fuller version of this work to you sometime in the near future. Thanks to Catie Glynn, the workshop participants, and the cast for all of their hard work. And thanks to you in the community for your support and understanding.