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'Dr. King's Dream' to be performed Friday at NYM

Posted: January 23, 2013 - 6:14pm

Mixed Blood Theatre’s celebration of the life and career of Dr. Martin Luther King, drawn from his own writings (including the “I Have A Dream” speech) and told through a solo performance by Warren C. Bowles, will be presented at the New York Mills Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Admission is $12; for advance reservation call 218-385-3339; or $15 on the night of the performance. 

Student admission is free to this performance. 

Minneapolis’ Mixed Blood Theatre’s “Dr. King’s Dream” celebrates the life and career of Dr. Martin Luther King in this production.

This biography illuminates why King is recognized as one of the greatest leaders and orators in American History and why he is honored with a national holiday each January.

Bowles has toured for Mixed Blood as Dr. King since 1981. Among the most memorable of his scores of credits at Mixed Blood’s historic firehouse theater are Lucien in “The Boys Next Door,” the title role in “Cyrano de Bergerac” and the professor in “Oleanna.” 

He directed the theatre’s touring production of “Daughters of Africa” and wrote and directed “African America.”

“Dr. King’s Dream” 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; “Daughters of Africa,” a music-driven history of African American women; and “African America,” a look at recent immigrants to Minnesota from Somalia, Ethiopia and Liberia.