Mixed Blood Theatre Returns to U of M, Crookston for Performance of "African America" on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at 7 p.m.; Performance in Kiehle Auditorium is free and open to everyone

Mixed Blood Theatre will present the play "3557_b.jpgAfrican America" on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at 7 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium. The event, sponsored by the UMC Office of Diversity Programs, is free and open to the public.

The plot of the production deals with the appearance of an African man which 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 one's cultural heritage.

Mixed Blood Theatre is a professional, multi-racial performance company based in Minneapolis that promotes cultural pluralism and individual equality through artistic excellence.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: :Thomas Williams, director, diversity services, diversity and multicultural services, 218-281-8580 (willi3140@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)