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"African America" visits the Holmes Theatre

Mixed Blood Theatre's African immigrant production of "African America" will be performed at the Historic Holmes Theatre in Detroit Lakes on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m.

In this 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 their heritage.

It examines the experience of immigrants coming to Minnesota from Liberia, Ethiopia and Somalia and helps the couple consider how to connect with them.

"African America" is directed and written by Warren C. Bowles.

"African America" 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"; Bowles' Martin Luther King biography "Dr. King's Dream"; "Theory of Mind," about a young man on the autism spectrum; and "Daughters of Africa," a music-driven history of African American women.

The show is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call the box office at 218-844-7469.