Mixed Blood Theatre to Present Theory of Mind at Gustavus

Posted on October 20th, 2010 by

Minneapolis’ Mixed Blood Theatre will present Theory of Mind at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2 at Gustavus Adolphus College’s Alumni Hall, located on the upper level of the O.J. Johnson Student Union.

Theory of Mind is a sensitive yet unsentimental story about a young man named Bill with Asperger’s Syndrome. Bill is a college-bound 17 year-old, equipped with scholastic brilliance, but low emotional intelligence; a keen self-awareness, yet an inability to read social cues; and a charming directness, yet prone to taking everything he hears literally. Bill’s outing with a young woman becomes a memorable, insightful look at the tugs, shifts, and about-faces found on the autism spectrum.

Theory of Mind is written by Ken LaZebnik, a veteran Mixed Blood company member whose other writing credits including Touched by an Angel and the Mixed Blood-produced plays Calvinisms, League of Nations, and Vestibular Sense. His yet untitled play about the online autism community is scheduled to debut in Mixed Blood’s 2011-12 season.

First toured by Mixed Blood in 2009, Theory of Mind features Skyler Nowinski as Bill in a cast that also includes Brittany Bradford and Warren C. Bowles. The production is staged by Mixed Blood Artistic Director Jack Reuler.

Mixed Blood Theatre is a professional, multi-racial theatre company based in Minneapolis that promotes cultural pluralism and individual equality through artistic excellence. The presentation of Theory of Mind at Gustavus is made possible through Legacy Amendment funds. As part of a collaborative effort, the College will welcome Mixed Blood Theatre to campus for two performances during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.

The presentation of Theory of Mind is free and open to the public. No ticket is required.

For more information about this collaborative effort or the presentation of Theory of Mind at Gustavus, contact Director of Diversity Development and Multicultural Programs Virgil Jones at vjones@gustavus.edu or 507-933-7449.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication JJ Akin


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