Stage and Comedy

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, CO. Why not put them to work? Beets is a poignant story of bias yielding to circumstance, hatred bowing to compassion and love escaping fences.

“Beets” can hang its red-stained hat on a story and script that are insatiably engaging. And although slightly convenient and overly explanatory at times, the script employs enough clever devices and historical references to keep things interestingly salty throughout

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