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West coast premiere of ‘Sweet Land, the Musical’ at Taproot Theatre July 11 through Aug. 18

Taproot Theatre will produce the West coast premiere of the new musical “Sweet Land” July 11 through Aug. 18. It’s recommended for ages 12 and up.

The musical is based on the film “Sweet Land” by Ali Selim and the short story “A Gravestone Made of Wheat” by Will Weaver. Book is by Perrin Post and Laurie Flanigan Hegge, with music by Dina Maccabee and lyrics by Laurie Flanigan Hegge. Taproot’s performance is directed by Karen Lund.

Molli Corcoran and Tyler Todd Kimmel in “Sweet Land, the Musical” at Taproot Theatre. Photo by Erik Stuhaug.

In this sweeping musical that soars like the Minnesota skies, a young German woman crosses the sea to marry a man she’s never met. What should be their happy ending is met with suspicion and prejudice as friends and neighbors abandon them. But when hardship befalls the community, Inge and Olaf sacrifice everything to save their friends.

A pay-what-you-can performance is July 18, and post-play discussions follow Wednesday night performances (excluding preview night July 11). There is no evening performance on July 25 due to the Greenwood Seafair Parade, but a 7:30 p.m. performance has been added on July 24.

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