Mixed Blood Celebrates Dr. King’s Birthday

Posted on January 13, 2012


Mixed Blood Theatre Company was founded and dedicated to the spirit of Dr. King’s dream. This weekend, as we celebrate Dr. King’s birthday, Mixed Blood Theatre will host a series of events to celebrate his vision, work, and legacy.

On Saturday, January 14, 2012, we will present, as part of our neighborhood 55454 series, a performance of “Dr King’s Dream.” The show, drawn from the words of the great, historic icon himself, will be performed by long-time company member Warren C. Bowles. Mr. Bowles has acted in this role since 1981 and is making his first appearance on the Mixed Blood stage since September. The show begins at 3:00 CST and, like all shows here at Mixed Blood, is open and free to the public!

On Sunday, January 15, 2012, we will bring in Dr. King’s 83rd birthday at Memory Lanes in S. Minneapolis (2520 26th Ave. S.). Our annual Dr. KingPin fundraiser has always been a great night to hang out with friends and our extended Mixed Blood family and this year will be no different. If you have a team of bowlers, bring them down! Registration is $125 for full teams and $35 for individuals.

Dr. KingPin

Come out to Memory Lanes and celebrate Dr. King's birthday with us!

As everyone takes the Dr. King Holiday off on Monday, we will be busy bringing Dr. King’s vision to life on stage! Our touring program, which brings our programing to over 150 different communities, will offer up 4 productions of 3 of our touring shows: 6 performances in 6 different communities spanning 3 different states!

Both Mr. Bowles and Mr. Marvin Grays will be out, separately, with “Dr. King’s Dream”. The second show, “Daughters of Africa” , is written by Syl jones and performed by Thomasina Petrus. The show is a music-driven history of African-American women. Rounding out the day’s offerings is “Black Eagle”. Written by Warren C. Bowles and performed Andre Samples, “Black Eagle” focuses on the life of Dr. Ronald McNair, the African-American astronaut who was tragically killed on the Challenger spacecraft in January of 1986.

We are eternally indebted to Dr. King and are happy to take this time to reflect on, share, and commemorate his legacy. We hope that you have an opportunity to celebrate with us over the holiday weekend!

Mixed Blood Celebrates Dr. King's Legacy

Mixed Blood Celebrates Dr. King's Legacy