WSU Sponsored Road Scholar Events

Discover Lanesboro and the Award Wining Commonweal Theatre - October 5-10, 2014

The Commonweal Theatre boasts a rare organizational model, with professional artists who come from all over the country fulfilling the company’s needs as both artists and administrators who simultaneously create, teach, and learn. Get acquainted with the theatre and the lovely historic village of Lanesboro, MN by exploring its art and architecture, and learning about rural life and Amish culture.   2014 performances include Around the World in 80 Days and Arcadia.  

Great River Shakespeare Festival – July 23-27, 2014

See two plays, in 2014 - Merry Wives of Windsor and Hamlet (plays change every year), performed by professionals from the Great River Shakespeare Festival. Enhance your theater experience by discussing the production approach and exploring the directing, design and acting functions. The expertise, enthusiasm and energy of the instructors will add greatly to your enjoyment of the program. You will attend both plays as well as participate in some of the special events in conjunction with the festival. Come for an extraordinary experience and excellent Shakespeare conveniently located in America's Heartland. Enjoy beautiful vistas, nature and art along the Father of Waters and experience the unique charm, history and hospitality of the Island City of Winona, Minnesota. People should be able to step into and out of a van. A step-stool and assistance are provided.

Norwegian Culture/Heritage and Theater of Henrik Ibsen – April 16-21, 2015

The southeastern Minnesota town of Lanesboro becomes a source of celebration when the Commonweal Theatre's annual Ibsen festival, which honors the 19th-century playwright, takes place. Headlining the program will be an Ibsen play. In 2015 this play will be The Master Builder. Enjoy classes taught by actors, technicians and producers from the professional theater company, then attend the production! Experience sounds, tastes and visual arts of Scandinavian culture and history as you immerse yourself in the community and hear the story of how this unique town thrives as told by those who live here. Visit the Decorah, IA Vesterheim Museum which includes examples of folk and decorative arts, and the tools and machinery of immigrant life.
There is no elevator in the Inn so second floor rooms must use stairs. Some first floor rooms available. Classes and meals located convenient to the lodging site, with van transportation available if needed.

Walking up to a mile over uneven terrain; field trips taken rain or shine. Bring binoculars, scopes if available.

For more information or to register visit the Road Scholar website or call toll free 877.426.8056.