A non-partisan laugh-fest
by Paul Slade Smith

May 18 – August 31

Number-cruncher Ned Newly is a complete unknown with a paralyzing fear of public speaking and no political instincts—he certainly doesn’t want to be Governor. But when his boss gets booted after a scandal, Ned is catapulted into the public eye. With the threat of a special election just days away, his oddball team of consultants scrambles to give him a political makeover. The Outsider is a hilarious, non-partisan send-up of modern American politics and an inspirational tribute to democracy.

Pay What You Can

The Commonweal Theatre strives to make theatre accessible to all. To take advantage of our Pay What You Can performance for The Outsider, Thursday, May 30, please contact our box office at (800) 657-7025. 

County Free Night

Admission is free of charge to residents and employees of Fillmore and Houston Counties for The Outsider on Thursday, May 23.

Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended to be made at least two weeks in advance. There is a limit of four tickets per household. To reserve seats, please contact our box office at (800) 657-7025. 

County Free Nights at the Commonweal Theatre are made possible with generous support from Houston Dental Clinic, Nethercut Schieber Attorneys, Merchants Bank of Lanesboro, & Mayo Clinic Community Engagement.

Videos & More

THE OUTSIDER is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (