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Continued: Actor, singer and dancer Nathan Barlow comes of age onstage in "Passing Strange”

  • Article by: ROHAN PRESTON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: April 26, 2014 - 3:33 PM

Barlow is not thinking that far ahead. He’s simply humming to the music in the play, and the place he finds himself.

“I’m coming into my own, into what it means to be an artist, a black artist, at this moment in history,” he said. “I’m discovering that stuff now and just enjoying the ride.”


Rohan Preston • 612-673-4390


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  • Nathan Barlow and other members of the cast rehearsed a scene from the musical “Passing Strange.”

  • 2001: Barlow (with Britta Ollmann) played Tommy in “Pippi Longstocking” at Children’s Theatre Company.

  • 2008: Barlow played the title role in “Bud, Not Buddy” at Children’s Theatre.

  • 2010: As Train in “Cool Drink of Water”at Mixed Blood.


    What: By Stew and Heidi Rodewald. Directed by Thomas W. Jones II. • When: 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Ends May 11.

    Where: Mixed Blood Theatre, 1501 S. 4th St., Mpls. • Tickets: $20 guaranteed admission, free rush line, 612-338-6131 or

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