daughters.jpgMixed Blood Theatre's Daughters of Africa to Visit DSU

Minneapolis’ Mixed Blood Theatre’s production of Daughters of Africa will be performed at the DSU Science Center Auditorium on Monday, Feb. 25th, at 7:00 p.m. 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 striking collection of profiles of both famous and forgotten remarkable women, celebrated and overlooked by history.

Daughters of Africa is an exuberant 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 the incredible Thomasina Petrus, whose dazzling solo performance in this touring production has thrilled audiences for most of 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.

Daughters of Africa begins at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25th, at the Science Center Auditorium. The event is free to attend.

The event is sponsored by the DSU Office of Diversity Services. For any questions about the event, please contact Jennifer Aranda at 605-256-5121 or email jennifer.aranda@dsu.edu.

Last Updated: 2/19/13