Mixed Blood Theatre Performs "Dr. King's Dream" January 27, 2010, at the U of M, Crookston in Recognition of Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King, Jr.; Performance begins at 7 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium

Mixed Blood Theatre will perform "Dr. King's Dream" on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. The performance, which will be held in the Kiehle Auditorium at 7 p.m., is the acclaimed celebration of the life and career of Dr. Martin Luther King. The event is free and the public is welcome.

Warren C. Bowles, the talented actor featured in 'Dr. King's Dream,' has toured for Mixed Blood since 1981. His stirring solo performance movingly chronicles King's career from the beginning during the Montgomery bus strike, to his death in Memphis. The performance captures all of the dignity, courage, devotion and humanity of a unique American leader.

Both the external events in King's career (the marches in Selma and Birmingham and winning the Nobel Peace Prize) and his thoughts on topics ranging from Malcolm X, to the police, to President Kennedy are included, as is his soaring "I Have a Dream" speech.

Mixed Blood Theatre, a professional, multi-racial company, promotes cultural pluralism and individual equality through artistic excellence, using theater to address artificial barriers that keep people from succeeding in American society.

For more information, contact Thomas Williams, director of diversity and multicultural services at 218-281-8580.

The performance is held in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, officially recognized on January 18. The holiday marks the birthdate of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King's birthday, January 15.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers more than 25 applied-science undergraduate degree programs and 50 concentrations, including several online degrees, in agriculture; arts, humanities and social sciences; business; math, science and technology; and natural resources. To learn more, visit www.UMCrookston.edu.

Contact: Thomas Williams, director of diversity and multicultural services, 218-281-8580 (will3140@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)