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VISTA Productions Presents  Live and Streamed performances of  Sweet Land the Musical

This poignant story set in 1920 on Park Rapids farmland will be performed outdoors on the Visitation Convent grounds.  The musical version was beautifully created by local creative team of Perrin Post (book), Laurie Flannigan Hegge (book and lyrics) and Dina Maccabee (music) and Inspired by the film Sweet Land by Ali Selim (STA ’79) and the short story A GRAVESTOME MADE OF WHEAT by Will Weaver.  There will be limited seating for the three outdoor performances and also opportunities to purchase access to the streamed production. 


The story

Sweet Land is a poignant, lyrical celebration of land, love, and the American immigrant experience. In 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.


Live performance information

Performances located on Convent grounds

May 21 @ 5:00

May 22 @ 2:00

May 23 @ 4:00

Audience size will be limited.  Information on how to purchase socially distant ticket blocks will be available soon.  Masks and safety protocols will be followed.


Streamed performance information

On demand ticket purchase available May 10th

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May 28 Available @  May 28 at 6:00 PM-May 29 at 6:00 PM

June 5 Available @  May 28 at 6:00 PM-May 29 at 6:00 PM

June 12 Available @  May 28 at 6:00 PM-May 29 at 6:00 PM