Center of the Margins: A Festival Exploring the Complex World of Disability

It is that time of year again, when the Mixed Blood Theater in Minneapolis puts on the “Center of the Margins” festival, featuring plays about and by people with disabilities. People with disabilities get in free and can also receive free transportation to and from the shows. Everyone else can also get in free through showing up early and signing up for “Radical Hospitality,”which works as follows:

1) First come, first served, no-cost admission: Mixed Blood holds a significant number of seats for no-cost admission on a first come, first served basis for each performance. To access these seats, provide your contact information in the lobby (lobby opens two hours prior to the show). Seating begins 30 minutes before show time and is open (no assigned seats).
2) Guaranteed admission: Audience members who want to guarantee entry can do so for a $20 fee paid in advance online or by calling the box office at (612) 338-6131. Seating begins 30 minutes before show time and is open (no assigned seats). Click here for more information.

There are access nights with ASL interpretation for all shows, and the play Cyrano is performed in ASL. In addition to this inclusive festival, Kyla, one of our Community Support Staff, highly recommends Mixed Blood’s main stage performance called “Next to Normal,” which runs through Nov 11. There are access nights with ASL interpretation for all shows, and the play Cyrano is performed in ASL.

Saturday, October 27, 2012
Cyrano by Stephen Sachs, 1:00 PM***
A Nervous Smile by John Belluso, 4:00 PM with Post-Show Salon: Who Takes Care of the Caretakers?
Next to Normal by Brian Yorkey & Tom Kitt, 7:30 PM

Sunday, October 28, 2012
Theory of Mind by Ken LaZebnik, 1:00 PM**
Next to Normal by Brian Yorkey & Tom Kitt, 3:00 PM with Restaurant Conversation: How Do You Deal with Grief?
Cyrano by Stephen Sachs, 7:30 PM***

***Next to Normal by Brian Yorkey & Tom Kitt Continues to run through November 11, 2012
Wednesdays–Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 3:00 PM

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