Edgewood College Presents Mixed Blood Theatre’s Daughters of Africa
2/19/2013 3:07 PM
What: Edgewood College Presents Mixed Blood Theatre’s Daughters of Africa
When: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Edgewood College
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Notes: Daughters of Africa is a music-driven history of the triumphs and accomplishments of African-American women, written for Mixed Blood Theatre by award-winning playwright Syl Jones. It is a striking collection of profiles of both famous and forgotten remarkable women, celebrated and overlooked by history.
This exuberant celebration is fueled by the songs of Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah and many others. This one-woman show features the incredible Thomasina Petrus, whose dazzling solo performance in this touring production has thrilled audiences for two decades.
Daughters of Africa is one of four culturally-specific productions toured this season by Mixed Blood Theatre, a Minneapolis-based multicultural theatre company founded in 1976. The others include Theory of Mind, about a young man on the autism spectrum; Dr. King’s Dream, a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr; and African America, a look at recent immigrants to Minnesota from Somalia, Ethiopia, and Liberia.
The performance at Edgewood College is sponsored by The Women’s Group of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, the Social Justice Education Series, and the Campus Activities Board.
The performance is free, and open to the public.
CONTACT: Ed Taylor