Commonweal will celebrate life of actor/playwright Dixon on Saturday

December 7, 2018

LANESBORO — The Commonweal Theatre will host a celebration of the life of Scott Dixon on Saturday.

Dixon, 48, an actor and playwright with the Commonweal for the past 18 years, died Nov. 29 after living the past two years with cancer. His most recent work, “Dracula: Prince of Blood,” was produced by the Commonweal this fall, and closed on Nov. 11.

The Commonweal has dedicated the current production, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” to Dixon’s memory.

Before his illness, Dixon, a native of New England, was seen frequently on the Commonweal stage, including in “The Three Musketeers,” “The 39 Steps” and “Master Builder.” He also wrote stage adaptations of “Little Women” and the “Nutcracker & the Mouse King.”

Dixon is survived by his wife, Stela Burdt, also a Commonweal actor, and their son, Kieran.

Visitation will be at noon, with the service at 1:30 p.m., followed by a reception.

The Commonweal is located at 208 Parkway Ave. N, in Lanesboro.

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