The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington

Presented by Mixed Blood Theatre
A black fist holding a gavel is coming down on a collage of Martha Washington. She weeps white tears.
Mixed Blood provides tickets at no cost. Donations are welcomed.
Call 612.451.4466 and leave a voicemail, or email [email protected] with how many seats you'd like to reserve and any access needs.

1501 South 4th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55454
United States

90 minutes without intermission
Run Dates -


Start Date
Drama, Comedy

The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington
March 8 - 31, 2024
Alan Page Auditorium | Mixed Blood Theatre

Written by James Ijames
Directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh

Ravaged by illness and cared for by the very slaves that will be free the moment she dies, Martha Washington’s fever dreams are haunted by a range of characters, from  Queen Charlotte and George Washington, to a present-day trial lawyer, building up to reconnecting with family, legacy, and broken promises. Written by Pulitzer winner James Ijames, this biting satire examines history’s impact on present-day systems.

The performance runs about 90 minutes, without an intermission. Content is for mature audiences. Join us for Learn + Do events featuring conversation with guests, activities, and food following the show on March 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st.

  • English-language captioning | provided at every performance
  • Assisted Listening | available at every performance (please reserve in advance)
  • Masks required | March 9, 13, 21, and 29
  • Recorded Audio Description | March 13-31 (please reserve in advance)
  • Sensory Friendly/Relaxed | March 16th
  • ASL interpretation | March 23
  • Live Audio Description and Tactile Tour | March 30

If you need transportation to and from the theater,
email [email protected] with this or any other access requests.


Join us for these special events after select performances

Opening Night Reception | March 8
Post-show Discussions | March 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
Learn + Do | March 10, 17, 24, 31