In this insightful look at the modern African diaspora in Minnesota, the unexpected appearance of a magical African man leads a modern interracial couple to a better understanding and appreciation of the experience of immigrants to Minnesota from Liberia, Ethiopia, and Somalia and helps them consider how to connect with and celebrate one’s heritage.
African America is directed by Warren C. Bowles, who wrote the play and has also toured as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Dr. King’s Dream for Mixed Blood since 1981. The presentation of African America is free and open to the public. No ticket is required.
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 African America at Gustavus is made possible through Legacy Amendment funds. Last fall, Gustavus hosted the touring company’s production of Theory of Mind. The College will also welcome Mixed Blood Theatre to campus for two performances during the 2011-12 academic year.
For more information about Mixed Blood Theatre’s appearance on campus, contact Director of Diversity Development and Multicultural Programs Virgil Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507-933-7449.
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