The Moon Theatre Company will present the World Premier of “The Great Loveland Potato Hoax” by local playwright Rick Padden, May 18, 19, 25, 26 (7:30 p.m.), 20 & 27 (2 p.m.) at the Rialto Theater, 228 E. 4th St. in Loveland.
A colorful 19th century Loveland newspaper editor innocently schemes to promote a local farmer’s seed potatoes, but ends up planting a tater tale that grows wildly out of control. Based on a true story.
Padden is the author of “Beets,” which premiered at the Rialto in 2009.
Tickets: $14 adults, $13 seniors/students and $12 for groups of 10 or more. Box office: (970) 962-2120.
Link to publicity in Loveland Reporter Herald.
email: moon.theatre at hotmail.com
See the actual article in the September 28, 1895, issue of Scientific American, page 199.