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A poignant, lyrical celebration of land, love and the American immigrant experience

The Ivey Award-winning History Theatre’s production of Sweet Land, the musical, follows 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.

Produced by History Theatre
Book by Perrin Post
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

Pre-Show Event: Bemidji Author, Will Weaver, will share his perspectives on how his short story, “A Gravestone Made of Wheat” was translated into a musical. Join us at 6:30 for a deeper dive into Sweet Land, and for complimentary lefse.

 

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