Mixed Blood Theatre to Perform on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Posted on January 11th, 2008 by

Dr. Bill Green graduated from Gustavus in 1972.

Dr. Bill Green graduated from Gustavus in 1972.

Mixed Blood Theatre Company will perform at Gustavus Adolphus College on Monday, Jan. 21 as part of the college’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. The ensemble will perform Dr. King’s Dream: A Biography of Martin Luther King Jr. at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall.

Mixed Blood Theatre Company is based in Minneapolis and has many culturally-specific theatrical productions that tour hundreds of schools, community centers, theaters, and workplaces across the country. The company’s shows fill a void in the curricula of schools, provide and portray role models of color, and demonstrate the possibilities of live theater as a voice for the unheard and as an instrument of change.

The performance will be free of charge and is open to the public. Alumni Hall is located in the O.J. Johnson Student Union.

Earlier in the day, 1972 alumnus and current Superintendent of Minneapolis Schools Dr. Bill Green will deliver the homily at daily chapel. After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in history at Gustavus, Green went on to earn a master’s degree in educational psychology, a doctorate in education, and a juris doctorate from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Green is Associate Professor of History at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. He also serves as an adjunct professor at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minn.

In addition, the Gustavus Peer Assistants will be serving cake from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the C. Charles Jackson Campus Center outside the Evelyn Young Dining Room to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.


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