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Mixed Blood Theatre

Map & Directions 1501 4th St. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454


City Pages' Description

For nearly four decades, Jack Reuler has ruled the roost at this converted firehouse in the Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood. As the neighborhood has changed, Mixed Blood has changed with it, reflecting the shifting demographics and concerns. Like the surrounding neighborhood, there is a dizzying clash of cultures on stage at Mixed Blood, with pieces exploring all sides of the American experience. In recent years, the company has also focused part of each season on works about people with disabilities, presenting an all-sign-language version of Gruesome Playground Injuries or explorations of autism in On The Spectrum. There is also a wicked wit at Mixed Blood, which helps to keep things from being too serious: Learn to be Latina, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity and Avenue Q have all explored modern-day life with a satiric edge. To continue to reach all audiences, Mixed Blood shifted to a unique ticketing policy several years ago called “Radical Hospitality.” Essentially, anyone can come up to the theater the night of a production and have a chance to get in for free. A set amount of seats are set aside every night to be filled on a first come, first served basis. Patrons who want to ensure a seat can reserve ahead of time, though there is a fee for doing that.

Member Reviews

  • djg256
    djg256 wrote a review for Mixed Blood Theatre
    on 03/03/13

    I liked this play, but I felt a little misdirected. The play is less about sibling rivalry or class warfare than it is about people getting in each others faces about each others lives. The discussion group that was to be held afterward wa billed as a discussion about sibling rivalry so I assumed the play would be about that, but instead I took away a feeling of "Why do people... More >>

  • cdwoody
    cdwoody wrote a review for Mixed Blood Theatre
    on 09/23/11

    Go into this one with a OPEN MIND.. It's not what I expected, initially, and can come off very SHOCKING and OVER THE TOP.. But if you can put all of the Symbolism together and step back to understand the message you may be surprised at what you learn.. I think it makes a point by making you feel UNCOMFORTABLE!

  • SomeRandomDude wrote a review for Mixed Blood Theatre
    on 03/31/11

    The productions at Mixed Blood are hit or miss. Also, the space itself is a bit of a dump.

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Tips from foursquare

  • City Pages on 12/07/12

    Voted Best Theater by City Pages in 2012! Coming off a strong season from last year, it's offerings were excellent from beginning to end.

  • Caitlin S. on 03/20/10

    Come see The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, April 9 - May 2, 2010!

  • City Pages on 05/25/12

    Voted Best Theater by City Pages in 2012! Coming off a strong season from last year, it's offerings were excellent from beginning to end.

  • Amanda J. on 06/02/12

    Come see Bedlam Theater's 10 Minute Play Festival, runs until Sunday June 3rd!

  • Amanda J. on 05/15/12

    Ask about Radical Hospitality no cost admission to any Mixed Blood main stage production! You can't beat free!

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