Mixed Blood Theatre Comes To Campus
The Mixed Blood Theatre presents its wildly entertaining play According To Coyote on Friday, October 21st with two performances, noon and 7 p.m. in the Trojan Center Underground. The collection of American Indian legends and stories is sponsored by DSU Office of Diversity Services. The performance is free and open to the public.
A full-throttled anthology of tales featuring the legendary hero of American Indian lore, "According To Coyote" is also an unforgettable encounter with the richness, vitality, and sensibilities of Native culture. Playwright John Kauffman gloriously employs age-old techniques of music, dance, magic, and narrative to bring to life this brave/foolish/sneaky/wise character in all his guises: Coyote the Creator, the namer of animals and bringer of fire; Coyote the Trickster, conniving for an advantage that usually backfires on him; and Coyote the Teacher, from whom lessons of humility, wisdom, and humanity are learned.
According To Coyote is one of five culturally-specific productions toured annually by Mixed Blood Theatre, a Minneapolis-based multicultural theatre company founded in 1976. The others include Dr. King's Dream, a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr; Daughters of Africa, a music-driven history of African American women; African American, a look at the most recent African immigrants to Minnesota; and Hijab Tube, about elements of Islamic culture in 21st Century America.
Find out more about Mixed Blood Theatre at http://www.mixedblood.com/