Sweet Land, the Musical

June 20-25

Sponsored By: American Solutions for Business

 

Book by Perrin Post and Laurie Flanigan Hegge

Lyrics by Laurie Flanigan Hegge

Music by Dina Maccabee

From the film Sweet Land by Ali Selim and the short story “A Gravestone Made of Wheat” by Will Weaver

produced by the History Theatre

The Ivey Award-winning History Theatre brings their hit production of Sweet Land, the musical to TLHD in June.  Follow the story of Inge Altenberg as she journeys to America to marry a bachelor farmer, sight unseen. In the wake of WWI, Inge’s German heritage turns her new neighbors against the match. Under cathedral skies, the determined young immigrant and her stoic farmer fight for their lives, facing their own misgivings and the harshness of an unforgiving land. A lyrical celebration of hard-won independence and a reflection of generations past, Sweet Land, the musical reminds us of who we are - and where we came from.

 

 This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.