Courting Harry performance at the History Theatre on March 1

Lee Blessing, a native Minnesotan and internationally acclaimed playwright, will discuss his new play about Supreme Court Justices Warren Burger ‘31 and Harry Blackmun at a special event for Mitchell students and alumni at the History Theatre.

The event will immediately precede the March 1 preview performance of Blessing’s play “Courting Harry,” which explores the lifelong friendship between Burger and Blackmun, two best friends who grew up in the Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood in St. Paul.

A reception will begin at 6:45 pm in the History Theatre’s lobby, followed by the discussion with Blessing at 7 pm. The “Courting Harry” performance will begin at 8 pm.

Tickets are $30 for alumni and friends and $25 for students. Price includes dessert at the reception and the performance.  The History Theatre is at 30 East Tenth St. in St. Paul.

Register and buy tickets


  • Deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 22
  • Students use the discount code: “WMCLSTUDENT” on the registration page to get discounted rate.
  • Students must use your @wmitchell.edu email to use discount code.