By local playwright Rick Padden
Presented by Aurora Fox Performance Services in association with Read and Rant Productions
July 19, 2015 at the Broomfield Auditorium
July 25, 2015 at Highpoint Church
July 31-August 2, 2015 at Boulder Dairy Center- Carsen Theatre
August 8 and 9, 2015 at Aurora’s DeLaney Farm
The hit WWII favorite is back, and coming to locations across the front range! Please call the Fox Box Office at 303-739-1970 for details.
An historical‐fiction play that reveals a little known chapter in America’s history – inspired by actual events. At the height of WWII, Berthoud, Colorado’s industrious sugar beet farmers were expecting a record harvest, but labor was in short supply – with most of the town’s young men overseas fighting Germans. Who could help them harvest their beets? Germans. There were 3,000 German POWs being held at Camp 202 in Greeley, Colo. Why not put them to work? Beets is a poignant story of bias yielding to circumstance, hatred bowing to compassion and love escaping fences.
“…an extensively researched piece of historical-fiction that reveals a little known chapter of Northern Colorado history.” — Rialto Theatre
Bill Wheeler with THEATRE COLORADO
Quincy Snowden with AURORA SENTINEL
Juliet Wittman with WESTWORD
Chloe Veltman with COLORADO PUBLIC RADIO
Dahlia Singer with 5280 MAGAZINE
Erin Udell with THE COLORADOAN