Jan 12, 2010

'African America'

Central Lakes College and the Crow Wing County Human Rights Commission are co-sponsoring a free performance of “African America” at 7 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 20 in Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus. The new play by Warren C. Bowles of Minneapolis is about the unexpected appearance of a near-magical African man, which leads a very modern interracial couple to a better understanding and appreciation of the modern African Diaspora and the immigrant experience. It also helps them consider how to connect and celebrate one’s heritage. The 45-minute work is a fresh script from Bowles, who has been a member of the Mixed Blood Theatre Co. since 1977. While primarily an actor and director, he has written plays and adapted works for Mixed Blood, including “Black Eagle,” a biographical piece about the astronaut Dr. Ronald McNair, performed at CLC a few years ago.