Ifrah Mansour returns to the Fair. Andy Richter


Somalia’s Balloon

Daily from Sept. 3-5
10:30 a.m. , 11:30 a.m. , 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Free with admission ($11-$13)
Family Events, Performance Art, Theater

Last year, Somali playwright and performer Ifrah Mansour took the Minnesota State Fair by storm with How to Have Fun in a Civil War, a piece about the resilience of children living through Somalia’s Civil War. Mansour will present that play again later this fall at the Children’s Theatre, but first up, she returns to the State Fair with another work, Somalia’s Balloon. Using movement and a plethora of, yes, balloons, Mansour once again takes on the perspective of a child, this time retelling the colonial history of Somalia. Visit for more info.