Company:Sarasota Opera
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performance datesmatinee
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Rootabaga Country
Composer: Rachel J Peters

Librettist: Rachel Peters
Synopsis

Rootabaga Country is an adaptation of selections from Carl Sandburg’s 1922 collection, Rootabaga Stories. Gimme the Ax and his two children, Please Gimme and Ax Me No Questions, sell all their possessions and board the Zigzag Railroad to the Rootabaga Country, a land in the sky. Alelia, Gimme the Ax’s wife, disappeared when the children were very small; the family’s journey to Alelia’s favorite place is their way to connect with her once again. There they meet the Potato Face Blind Man, who stations himself at every town’s post office and leads the family to the unique citizens. Plumber Jason Squiff receives a visit from the Kernel, who turns his clothes into popcorn because he has a letter Q in his name. Problem child Snippo Hike permanently sticks his thumb to his nose; his father enlists all the town’s officials to get him unstuck. Pauper Henry Hagglyhoagly travels a thousand acres in a blizzard to serenade Princess Susan Slackentwist with his guitar while wearing mittens. Gimme the Ax relates each encounter to a touching memory of Alelia. The children discover that a family is “Maybe not four perfect people” but rather “Anybody rooting for each other/When the world is cattywompus”. 



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