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In My Heart: The Adoption Play Project
Mixed Blood Theatre
Minneapolis, MN
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Alice and Lewis are engaged!

Join the celebration as their parents meet for the first time, Alice's sister Jen returns from Korea for the occasion, and a bundle of buried secrets from throughout the adoption community climb up the rabbit hole and demand to be revealed. You don't have to come in costume but don't be surprised by the anxious waitress White Rabbit, a cryptic chef Caterpillar, and a wedding band fronted by the imperious Queen of Hearts.

Wonderlust has been developing IN MY HEART: THE ADOPTION PLAY PROJECT with input from more than 200 people in the adoption community since 2014 through story circles, workshops, and public staged readings.

The show reflects a full spectrum of community perspectives ranging from adoptees to social workers, adoptive parents to birth parents, foster families and beyond. Contributors span the ages of 14 to 80, and include voices from the African American, Native American, and Korean American communities.

As guests at this unique engagement party, audiences will be immersed in an epic journey told through story, song, dance and a chorus of adoption community members, sharing their life stories, in their own words.

Audio description by Laurie Pape Hadley: Sun 12/11 at 2 pm.
ASL interpretation by Katie Johnson and Krista Anderson: Sat 12/17 at 3 pm.
Pay-what-you-can: Thu 12/15 at 8pm and Sat 12/17 at 3 pm.

12/10 Transracial - Michelle Johnson, Alexis Oferdorfer Executive Director of Children's Home Society
12/11 Legislature - Robert OConnor, James Hamilton, Pat Glisky, Sandy White Hawk from Minnesota Coalition for Adoption Reform
12/15 Emily Alewine MSW, LISW and Andrea Brubaker MSW, LGSW from MN Adopt
12/16 Foster Care Adoption- Michelle Chalmers, Executive Director of Ampersand Families & Heidi Wiste, Director of Domestic Adoption of Children's Home Society
12/17 (8 pm show) Teen Perspective -- Hal Kaufman, Adoptive Father and Kate Gillen, Birth Mother of Bellis
12/18 Leah Strom, Director of International Social Work of Children's Home Society

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THE NIGHT I WANT TO COME IS SOLD OUT. WHAT CAN I DO? One hour before showtime in the Mixed Blood Theatre lobby, we will begin a waitlist for unused seats. We will sell any seats that become available at 7:50 pm. If you would like to be put on the waitlist for released seats, we strongly encourage you to arrive at the theater as early as you can and no later than 7:40 pm. Some purchased tickets are returned to the box office before every show and can be resold. However, we cannot guarantee you a seat at a sold-out show no matter how early you arrive. (Please do not arrive earlier than one hour before showtime.)
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Mixed Blood Theatre (View)
1501 S 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55454
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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