Sweet Land, the Musical
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.