Bingo on the Boulevard Offers Insights Into Life on Kansas City's Streets

For Immediate Release:
September 24, 2012
Contact: Robert Butler
Bingo on the Boulevard Offers Insights Into Life on Kansas City's Streets

A homeless schizophrenic, cut off from his Alabama roots, finds an embracing community at a monthly bingo game.

A feisty 80-year-old woman rejects her privileged family to fight for human rights and social justice.

A former female impersonator discusses his formative experiences growing up gay in rural Missouri.

A drug dealer and a teacher confront each other about the paths their lives have taken.

These are among the urban characters in Donna Ziegenhorn's new play Bingo on the Boulevard, presented by the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre in a script-in-hand production on Sunday, October 7, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

The event is part of this year's Festival of Faiths Kansas City, created in 2007 and committed to advancing interfaith understanding and the building of relationships by showcasing Kansas City's rich and diverse interfaith opportunities.

Featuring a multicultural cast, Ziegenhorn's one-act play is based on true stories gathered from real Kansas Citians.

A journalist and promotional writer, Ziegenhorn has presented her own life stories in the monologues Suppressed Desire and Other Nearly True Tales and Starting with Red. For a conference of international volunteers at the University of Denver she created the play Between the Arrows, and through Chicago-based Community Performance Inc. she has designed story-based performances for communities in Colorado, Florida, and Georgia. She is associated with Kansas City Friends of Jung and the Center for Religious Experience and Study.

Admission is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407.

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