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‘African America’ presented Friday at NYM arts center [UPDATED]

Published 9:09am Thursday, February 21, 2013 Updated 11:10am Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mixed Blood Theatre will present “African America,” a play by Warren Bowles, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center.

Admission is $12 with advance reservation. Call 218-385-3339. Student admission is free.

Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the NY Mills Food Shelf and receive a $1 discount on admission.

This play provides an insightful look at the modern African diaspora in Minnesota. The surprising appearance of a charming, magical African leads a modern interracial couple to a better understanding

and appreciation of the experience of immigrants to Minnesota from Liberia, Ethiopia, and Somalia and helps them consider how to connect with and celebrate everyone’s heritage.

This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and culture heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008.

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