Friday, March 31 7:30pm
Saturday, April 1 2pm
Saturday, April 1 7:30pm
Sunday, April 2 2pm
Presented by Moon Theatre Company
The Moon Theatre Company is bringing the hit play “Beets” back to its Loveland home for an encore production at the Rialto Theater in March, following a sold-out extended run at the Aurora Fox Theatre and a subsequent tour of five other Denver venues in 2015. The play, written by local playwright Rick Padden and set in Berthoud, CO during WWII, premiered at the Rialto eight years ago and closed its six-show run as the second-highest-grossing (and most profitable) play in Loveland Community Theatre Company’s 30-year history. Kathleen Gruman, who co-directed the initial production with Leslie Jones, is directing the new Moon Theatre version as well.
Beets is historical fiction inspired by actual events that took place at the height of WWII, when Berthoud sugar beet farmers were facing a record harvest with a shortage of field workers. Over 3,000 German POWs being held at Camp 202 near Greeley provided a solution, but the presence of German soldiers in rural American fields was not without conflict. The play reveals a little known chapter in Northern Colorado’s history, and is a poignant story of bias yielding to circumstance, hatred bowing to compassion and love escaping fences.
Tickets: $18 adults, $15 senior & student, $12 groups (10 or more tickets)
Plus standard ticketing fees