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The cast performs the opening number of John B. Davidson's
The cast performs the opening number of John B. Davidson's
PHOTO: BY NANCY FORD

The Last Minstrel Show is Sensational

5th Annual MLK Jr. Day Dinner-Theatre production

By Holly Foster
Posted January 19, 2012
Tags Martin Luther King Jr. Day MLK Jr. Day Theatre

The M-Theatre production of The Last Minstrel Show by John D. Davidson concludes its run tonight with another sold-out performance.  The dinner-theatre show is a musical treatment of the 1920 lynchings of three black circus workers in Duluth. This 5th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day production is aimed at promoting diversity and serving as an entertaining way to educate on culture and history.

 

Directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Mark Cryer and assistant director Sarah Kane ‘12, the cast includes: Isaac Hernandez ’14, Jonathan Higgingbotham ’12, Kadahj Bennett ’12, Torian Pope ’14, Haley Riemer-Peltz ’12, Gabe Hage ’12, James Anesta ’14, Jack Coughlin ’15, Josh Bridge ’14, Anthony Mathieu ’12, Emily Leinbach ’13, Maybelline Acquaye ’14, Kiana Sosa ’15, Kyra Jackson ’14, Dani Brockmann ’13  and Minou Clark ’14.


Other students involved in the production are musical director Leigh Pomeranz; lighting/set designer Mary Lehner ’12; costume designers Sarah Kane ’12 and Lehner; stage manager Meghan Doherty ’14; assistant stage manager Denise Ghartey ’12; and choreographers Andraya Cole ’14 and Emma Leeds ’12.


 

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