Can a gathering spot for what is almost certainly trouble somehow become a source of hope? In Seedfolks, compelling characters from diverse backgrounds explore the possibilities that spring from a vacant lot in a broken neighborhood in the middle of the city. Together, they plant seeds of hope and wait to see: will their dreams come true?
The characters' stories come to life, beginning with Kim, a nine-year-old Vietnamese immigrant who plants six precious lima beans in the lot. One by one, the people of her community, many also immigrants, sow seeds of hope amid the dirt and grit, tending dreams to full bloom. As the garden grows, so does the community, blooming into something bigger, better, and beyond all expectations.
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As told by the award-winning novelist Paul Fleischman, the garden draws neighbors out of their lonely isolation to rediscover and celebrate the community around them.
Seedfolks, presented by Metro Theater Company, is best enjoyed by ages 9 and up. Approximate running time is 70 minutes with no intermission.
Seedfolks will be performed in person at the Grandel Theater Fridays through Sundays Oct. 9 - Nov. 6. Virtual streaming performances are available on a pay-what-you-wish basis Oct. 19-21. In-person pay-what-you-wish performances at the Grandel are on October 14 at 7 p.m and Oct. 15 at 1 and 4 p.m.
Socially distanced performances are available every Saturday at 4 p.m. Audio Description performance by MindsEye is on Oct. 22 at 4 p.m. ASL-interpreted performances by DEAF, Inc., on Oct. 23 at 2 p.m.
For tickets, visit metroplays.org
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