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'Daughters of Africa' show in DL Friday

MIXED BLOOD THEATRE will present a free performance of the musical "Daughters of Africa" this Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. The presentation is co-sponsored by the Congregational Church of Detroit Lakes.

Minneapolis' Mixed Blood Theatre will bring its production of "Daughters of Africa" to Detroit Lakes' Historic Holmes Theatre on Friday, Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.

The Congregational Church of Detroit Lakes is proud to present this musical, which is also part of the BTD Community Connections series, and also received funding from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through the Legacy amendment and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

This music-driven history of the triumphs and accomplishments of African American women was written for Mixed Blood Theatre by award-winning playwright Syl Jones. It is a striking collection of profiles of both famous and forgotten remarkable women, celebrated and overlooked by history.

"Daughters of Africa" is an exuberant celebration fueled by the songs of Lena Horne, Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah and many others.

This one-woman show, directed by Warren C. Bowles features the incredible Thomasina Petrus, whose dazzling solo performance in this touring production has thrilled audiences for most of two decades.

The show is a touring production of Mixed Blood, a professional, multi-racial theatre company based in Minneapolis that promotes cultural pluralism and individual equality through artistic excellence. 

"Daughters of Africa" is part of the 7th Annual Holmes Art Show weekend. The art show, along with this presentation, are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the Holmes Theatre at 806 Summit Ave., call the box office at 218-844-SHOW (7469), or visit the website at