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The Great Loveland Potato Hoax
Posted By Editor On February 22, 2012 @ 9:53 pm In Variety | Comments Disabled
“The Great Loveland Potato Hoax” script was written by local playwright Rick Padden. It is based on the true story of worldwide attention garnered by the faked photo of a Loveland, Colorado potato farmer holding an impossibly large 86-pound potato in 1894. Larger-than-life newspaper editor W. L. Thorndyke convinces farmer J. B. Swan to have the photograph made to call attention to his seed potatoes, but is forced to deal with unexpected consequences. Hilarity follows as the men and women involved in the hoax first discover opportunity, and then find themselves embroiled in chaos as letters pour in from around the globe.
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