Dawson-Boyd Arts Association is pleased to announce its final performance of the 2016-2017 season. The Ivey Award-winning History Theatre brings its hit production of Sweet Land, the musical to Memorial Auditorium in Dawson on June 17, 2017 at 7:30pm. The show, based on the book by Perrin Post, with lyrics & book by Laurie Flanigan-Hegge and music by Dina Maccabee, is from the film Sweet Land by Ali Selim & the short story “A Gravestone Made of Wheat” by Minnesota author Will Weaver.
The show 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 gently tells a tale of land, love and the American immigrant experience. Sweet Land, the musical made its debut at the History Theatre in St. Paul last month and is now launching its touring production with its first stop in Dawson.
The Pioneer Press called it “a heart-warming and heart-winning piece of musical theater.” Tickets for the June 17 performance are available online at www.dawsonboydarts.org or by calling the box office at 320-312-2311. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and a grant from Southwest Minne-sota Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.