Lanesboro’s Commonweal Theatre is paring down its leadership.
Managing Director Eric Bunge has resigned after being requested to do so by the theater’s board of directors. In a press release, the theater’s leadership said “the organization will be best served by a single leader focused on producing the highest quality art and entertainment possible while also strengthening the Commonweal’s long-term sustainability.” To that end, Artistic Director Hal Cropp has been named interim Executive Director.
In the same release, Eric Bunge was quoted as saying that “this is a milestone that I had anticipated for some time and a necessary step for Commonweal to become an institution that outlives any one person’s contribution or service.”
The Commonweal has produced more than 100 plays; attendance at the theater has grown steadily from 15,000 to almost 21,000 patrons over the past five years.