FESTIVAL OF FAITHS OFFERS THREE FREE PERFORMANCES
Kansas City, MO – One script-in-hand performance of a new play, “Bingo on the Boulevard” as well as two performances of “The Hindu and the Cowboy” will be offered free to the public by the Kansas City Festival of Faiths in early October.
Presented in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library at the Plaza Branch’s Truman Forum, “The Hindu and the Cowboy” will be presented Monday, Oct. 1 at 7 PM, and “Bingo on the Boulevard” Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2 PM. The Plaza Branch is located at 4801 Main St.
An additional performance of “The Hindu and the Cowboy” will be offered in partnership with Avila University on Monday, Oct. 8 at 7 PM at Orscheln Chapel, located in Foyle Hall on the Avila campus, 11901 Wornall Rd.
Both plays, written by Donna W. Ziegenhorn, are inspired by true stories collected in interviews with Kansas Citians. While “The Hindu and the Cowboy” draws from diverse faith and cultural traditions, “Bingo on the Boulevard” is broader in scope, dramatizing stories — in addition — from different ages, races, socio-economic backgrounds, and mental health conditions. Included, for example, are an 80-year old who steps outside her privileged family’s expectations to fight for social justice, a former female impersonator and his experience growing up gay in rural Missouri, and a homeless schizophrenic, cut off from his Alabama roots, who looks for community at the weekly bingo game.
“The Hindu and the Cowboy” has received multiple awards, including recognition from the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, Institute of Interfaith Dialogue, Crescent Peace Society, and Missouri Association of Social Welfare, Kansas City Chapter.
Now in its sixth year, the Festival has featured seven performances of “The Hindu and the Cowboy.” It has sponsored the Daniel Pearl Foundation’s Dialogue for Muslim-Jewish Under-standing; Jon Meacham, former editor of Newsweek; Eboo Patel, founder of the Interfaith Youth Core; Bruce Feiler, journalist; and a panel: “The Future of Faith: Religion in a Google World.”
For more information, visit www.festivaloffaithskc.org