Mixed Blood Theatre's "Daughters of Africa" visits Detroit Lakes
Minneapolis' Mixed Blood Theatre's production of "Daughters of Africa" will be performed at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.
The Congregational Church, along with funding from the Legacy Amendment, is proud to present this production that is also part of the BTD Community Connections series at the Holmes Theatre.
This music-driven history of the triumphs and accomplishments of African American women was written for Mixed Blood Theatre by award-winning playwright Syl Jones. It is a collection of profiles of both famous and forgotten women, celebrated and overlooked by history.
"Daughters of Africa" is a celebration fueled by the songs of Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah and many others. This one-woman show, directed by Warren C. Bowles features Thomasina Petrus, whose solo performance in this touring production has entertained audiences for most of two decades.
The show is one of five culturally specific productions toured this season by Mixed Blood, a professional, multi-racial theatre company based in Minneapolis that promotes cultural pluralism and individual equality through artistic excellence. The others include the Chicano cultural history, "Minnecanos"; the Martin Luther King biography, "Dr. King's Dream"; "Theory of Mind," about a young man on the autism spectrum; and "African America," a look at the modern African diaspora in Minnesota. "African America" will be presented at the Holmes Theatre on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011.