Feb. 6: "Daughters of Africa"

Event Details

Date: February 5, 2012

Times: 7 p.m.

Location: Kresge Recital Hall

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public

A performance of "Daughters of Africa," a music-driven history of the triumphs and accomplishments of African American women, will be presented by Mixed Blood Theatre, featuring Thomasina Petrus, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6, in Kresge Recital Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

Written by award-winning playwright Syl Jones, "Daughters" profiles remarkable women, famous and unknown, who have been celebrated and overlooked by history. The show features a robust musical score that includes works by Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah and others.

"Daughters of Africa" is one of four culturally-specific productions toured annually by Mixed Blood Theatre, a Minneapolis-based multicultural theatre company founded in 1976. The others include "According To Coyote," a collection of American Indian legends and stories; "Dr. King’s Dream," a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr; and "Hijab Tube," about elements of Islamic culture in 21st Century America.

The event is sponsored by Augustana's Multi-cultural Programs Office.

Mark Blackburn
Director of Multicultural Programs