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The Great Loveland Potato Hoax

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.

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