Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Taproot Presents the West Coast Premiere of 'Sweet Land'

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Taproot Theatre presents the West Coast premiere of Sweet Land which is based on the film of the same name (by Ali Selim) and the short story, "A Gravestone Made of Wheat" by Will Weaver. 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.

Directed by Karen Lund, the Sweet Land musical was written by Perrin Post and Laurie Flanigan Hegge with music by Dina Maccabee and lyrics by Laurie Flanigan Hegge. Sweet Land will play from July 11 to August 18, 2018. Regular performances will be held Wednesdays and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday matinees will be performed at 2:00 p.m. Special performances include Post Play Discussions after every Wednesday performance, the "Pay What You Can Afford" performance will be presented on July 18 at 7:30 p.m. and the Senior Matinee (for those age 62 and older) will be presented on July 17.

Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 206-781-9707 or in person at the Box Office. Tickets range from $27-$50 depending on the performance. The theatre does offer some discounts, so be sure to visit their website to take advantage of them. Sweet Land is recommended for those age 12 and older. Taproot Theatre is located at 204 N 85th St. in Seattle.

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