Sunday, January 17, 2016

Tickets are now available!

 Tickets for our winter plays, "Forces of Light: One Acts by David Ives", are now on sale HERE!
You can also get them in Lanesboro at Community Grounds Market 201 Parkway Ave N and Crown Trout Jewelers 107 Parkway Ave N.

Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7:00
Friday, Feb. 26 at 7:00
Saturday, Feb. 27 at 7:00
Sunday, Feb. 28 at 2:00

Lanesboro Community Theater is pleased to be presenting six one acts by David Ives. Ives is best known for writing comic one-act plays, a reputation which resulted in the New York Times referring to him as the "maestro of the short form".

We will be presenting:
PHILIP GLASS BUYS A LOAF OF BREAD directed by Jane Peck
SURE THING directed by Pete Keith
DEGAS C'EST MOI directed by Sara Baskett
DR. FRITZ directed by Ruth Furan
TIME FLIES directed by Brent Anderson
LIVES OF THE SAINTS directed by Val Tindall

(Caution: Mature Language and Content!)

Thursday, January 7, 2016

FORCES OF LIGHT Cast Announced!

Announcing the cast of "Forces of Light: Short Plays by David Ives". Congratulations to the cast and the directors!

LIVES OF THE SAINTS directed by Val Tindall
Edna - Bonnie Hulsing
Flo - Thea Nixon
Sound Assistant - Ceil Allen
Sound Assistant - Joel Hulsing
Sound Assistant - Kay Wold


"DEGAS C'EST MOI" directed by Sara Baskett
Ed - Pete Keith
Doris - Val Tindall
Man - Wyatt Seablom
Woman - Kay Wold

SURE THING directed by Pete Keith
Betty - Sara Baskett
Bill - Brian Baskett
Bell Ringer - Thea Nixon

DR. FRITZ directed by Ruth Furan
Dr. Fritz – Bebe Keith
Tom – Randy Wilson

PHILIP GLASS BUYS A LOAF OF BREAD directed by Jane Peck
Philip Glass- Tom Barnes
Baker- Rick Nance
1st Woman- Diana Lawrence
2nd Woman- Carolyn Freese

TIME FLIES directed by Brent Anderson
Horace – Blake Norby
May – Sarah Kohn
David Attenborough – Peter Torkelson

Show Host – Jennifer Kimball Olson

Monday, November 30, 2015


January 4 and 5
 6:00-8:00 
Community Center Basement, Lanesboro

Hi! Thanks for your interest in auditioning in "Forces of Light: One Acts by David Ives". Lanesboro Community Theater is pleased to be presenting six one acts by David Ives. Ives is best known for writing comic one-act plays, a reputation which resulted in the New York Times referring to him as the "maestro of the short form".

We will be presenting:
PHILIP GLASS BUYS A LOAF OF BREAD directed by Jane Peck
SURE THING directed by Pete Keith
DEGAS C'EST MOI directed by Sara Baskett
DR. FRITZ directed by Ruth Furan
TIME FLIES directed by Brent Anderson
LIVES OF THE SAINTS directed by Val Tindall

The directors are looking for men and women (ages 18+) for the many parts in these comedies. Auditions will consist of readings from the script - no preparations are needed.  Four performances: February 25, 26, 27 in the evenings and February 28 matinee. 


For more audition information, click on the "Forces of Light" Audition Info tab at right. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mummers Wanted!

Call for mumming team actors and/or dancers for Nov. 28 and beyond!

Did you get to see the mummers during last year’s holiday season? This old British winter traditional rhymed drama is done by folks in villages all over the British Isles. Each village  has their own version. Ours was combined with Morris sword/stick dance last year, thanks to Tom Barnes' morris dance experience. Jane Peck was on a mumming team for 20 years in Mpls. Loved it! 
 
We will rehearse twice before our first street performance which is Saturday, Nov. 28 , 11-1 pm, Winter Windows in Lanesboro. We will go door to door a couple of nights during the holiday season in Lanesboro, or other towns if the group decides. We will decide rehearsals and performances together. 
Maybe rehearsal Sunday sometime and Tuesday evening?

Contact Jane Peck, ASAP, revels @janepeck.com  or 612-823-0776

Monday, September 28, 2015

Thank You!

Thank you for an amazing 2015 season!!! To everyone on the stage, behind the scenes, in the audience, behind the camera, in the orchestra, making costumes, and OH... SO MUCH MORE! We thank you.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

2016 Season Announcement!

We are so excited about our 2016 season! We hope you can join us behind the scenes, on stage, or in the audience.

Winter: We will be doing a series of Short Plays and we are looking for people who would like to dip their toe into the water and give directing a try. The plays would be short and you would have support to let you know what directing is all about. We need about 6 directors. If you are interested, please reply to this email very soon. We'll be reading through some plays in the next week or two. Give it a try! You'll be glad you did! 
Summer: We will be doing a musical in the summer. For all of our shows we will need people to find props, costumes, sewing, builders, graphic designers, stage managers, people to run the spotlight, lights, sound, producers, intermission, etc... Please let us know if you would like to get involved with LCT by replying to this email. Thanks!

Fall: We'll be doing the Silent Movies in September again and will be looking for people to become new movie makers! All training provided for this great skill free of charge. It's a lot of fun! Reply to this email if interested.


Silent Movie Thank You!

The Silent Movies in the Park After Dark 2015 was a success! You can view some photos HERE. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to see the movies, to everyone who made movies, to everyone who helped set up for the movies and to everyone who was in the movies!! DVDs are for sale at the arts center. THANK YOU!!
We plan on having a new crop of movie makers again next year. Maybe you? Reply to this email if you are interested in making a movie. 

LCT Player Highlight - Olivia Obritsch

Olivia Obristch is a wonder! She and her sister, Sara, and her mom, Julie, have been involved in several plays with us including Leaving Iowa, Fiddler on the Roof and Mary Poppins. In Poppins, Olivia also choreographed a song. Not only that, she was one of our movie makers for the Silent Movies this year. We are so proud that this teenager has stepped forward into these leadership roles and done such an outstanding job with them! Here she is getting interviewed about the silent movies by the PBS arts and culture program "Off 90". Thanks, Olivia!

Did you get the e-newsletter that was sent out today? If not, please sign up HERE. Thank you!

Monday, September 7, 2015

Silent Movies in the Park After Dark 2015

This year "Silent Movies in the Park After Dark" features the movies of seven local rookie filmmakers! Come join us for an evening of fun, family friendly, free entertainment on Saturday and Sunday nights, September 12 and 13, in Sylvan Park in Lanesboro. Live entertainment begins at 7:30 and the movies start at 8:00. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, sit back, and enjoy!




 (This activity made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.)