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Mixed Blood opens its 40th season with ‘An Octoroon’

Mixed Blood opens its 40th season with ‘An Octoroon’"An Octoroon" opens the 40th season of the Mixed Blood Theatre Company.

The play is a take on "The Octoroon," a 19th-century melodrama about illicit interracial love. From playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, has been characterized as a funny, disturbing, whirlwind about the antebellum South as well as present-day America. The play delves into the complexity of American identities and their unresolvable connection to America's legacy of slavery and genocide.
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NOW PLAYING AT GUTHRIE THEATER: "Mockingbird" reveals evil, shame

NOW PLAYING AT GUTHRIE THEATER: I still remember being in my sophomore English class of about 30 students (only three of us African-American) reading aloud the American classic "To Kill a Mockingbird."
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Rising star Helena Brown makes her Minnesota Opera debut

Rising star Helena Brown makes her Minnesota Opera debutThe Minnesota Opera kicked off its 2015 – 2016 season at the Ordway Music Theater this past weekend, with Richard Strauss' "Ariadne auf Naxos," staring Amber Wagner and featuring African-American opera singer, Helena Brown.
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Guthrie Theater's Joe Dowling receives 2015 Ivey Lifetime Achievement Award

Guthrie Theater's Joe Dowling receives 2015 Ivey Lifetime Achievement AwardJoe Dowling, the Guthrie Theater's recently retired artistic director, was honored at the 2015 Ivey Lifetime Achievement Award, the celebration of Twin Cities theater.

Critically-acclaimed actor Mikell Sapp received the Emerging Artist Award.
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Stories of Liberian women in time of war to premiere in New York

Stories of Liberian women in time of war to premiere in New York(GIN) – While Liberia's civil war is distant history to some, an African playwright has rescued the tale of five women, captive wives of a rebel commander, whose survival in a treacherous war zone resonates strongly even today.
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Tale of redemption revisits the real-life ordeal of single-mom held hostage by rapist

Tale of redemption revisits the real-life ordeal of single-mom held hostage by rapistOn March 11, 2005, Brian Nichols (David Oyelowo) was being escorted from jail to the Fulton County Courthouse where he was set to go on trial for assault, kidnapping and rape. But en route to the courtroom, he overpowered a sheriff's deputy (Diva Tyler) and took her gun before embarking on a bloody killing spree that would claim the lives of the judge, a court reporter, a police sergeant and a federal agent.
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Ralph Lemon's work bridges performance, contemporary art

Ralph Lemon's work bridges performance, contemporary artChoreographer and interdisciplinary artist, Ralph Lemon, references his 2014 Walker performance exhibition "Scaffold Room" with a free solo lecture/performance – what the artist refers to as a "memory refraction" – one year after the work's premiere.
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