Book by Perrin Postv Lyrics & Book 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
Directed by Perrin Post
Choreography by Joe Chvala
Musical Arrangements by Robert Elhai
Musical Direction by Jason Hansen/em>
A poignant, lyrical celebration of land, love, and the American immigrant experience
1920. Inge Altenberg journeys to America to marry a bachelor farmer, sight unseen. But 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 reminds us of who we are — and where we came from.
History Theatre provides 4th–12th grade education groups with a unique opportunity to explore history, social issues, and professional contemporary theatre through engaging live performances and educational resources. History Theatre artists bring the stories to life on stage while History Theatre staff provide the supporting materials that help educators bring the connections to life in the classroom. Educators are encouraged to use the Theatre Etiquette Guide (PDF) to prepare students for their visit to a live performance.
Target grade level: for 4th–12th grades
Best enjoyed by Grade 5+ Per History Theatre Customer Service, there is a small amount of adult language which is "tamed down" for the daytime matinee.
No children under age 7.
Both individual homeschool families and homeschool groups may order school group rate theatre tickets to school matinees.
Cost per child/student: $11
Cost per adult/educator: $11