The Santa Fe Opera
Sweet Potato Kicks the Sun
NO! SWEET POTATO! DON’T DO IT!!!
But Sweet Potato can’t resist and kicks the sun clear out of the sky! And immediately after causes another galactic fiasco! Now there is little hope of the sun’s return. Sweet Potato lives in a rooftop garden with best friend 89, a hummingbird who follows rules, respects boundaries, and tries against crushing odds to keep Sweet Potato in line. They and others – Baby Honeybees, Pigeons, and Squirrel – are cared for by Grandfather Beekeeper and Grandmother Seed-Keeper. While Sweet Potato is adored, enlivening the garden with kaleidoscope curiosity and energy, this time Tater has gone too far.
Grandfather orders 89 to accompany Sweet Potato to the summit of City Park Mountain, where he hopes the rebel grandchild will gain some wisdom. On their path into unfamiliar territory, the friends encounter fascinating critters and receive mysterious messages. They overcome obstacles with comic flair, cleverness, and courage as a fresh quest sends them beyond the mountaintop to search for the secret to the sun’s return. All along, a very special artist keenly follows every detail, and just may step in and, with her dazzling talents, help them save the day.