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Old favorites, new building on Commonweal schedule

LANESBORO — Old favorites and a new theater building highlight the 2007 season announced by the professional Commonweal Theatre Company in Lanesboro.

The Commonweal will look back with "Ghosts," which will open the 10th annual Henrik Ibsen Festival at the theater, and with "Crimes of the Heart," which will be the final production in the historic St. Mane Theatre before the Commonweal moves next door to its new building.

"Ghosts" was featured at the first Ibsen festival, while "Crimes of the Heart" was the first Commonweal production when the theater opened in 1989.

The new theater is scheduled to open July 1.

The complete 2007 season:

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• "Ghosts," by Ibsen, Feb. 24-April 22. The play will then be taken on tour, including performances at the Guthrie Studio in Minneapolis May 9-13.

• "Crimes of the Heart," by Beth Henley, April 7-July 1.

• "The Mystery of Irma Vep," a spoof by Charles Ludlam, May 19-Sept. 2.

• "Wait Until Dark," a thriller by Frederick Knott, July 7-Oct. 28.

• "Uncle Vanya," by Anton Chekov, Sept. 8-Nov. 11.

• "Inspecting Carol," a holiday comedy, Nov. 17-Dec. 23.

Discounted season tickets are available through Dec. 31. For complete ticket information, call 1-800-657-7025 or visit www.common

wealtheatre.org.

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