Play in support of a Federal Department of Peace and Nonviolence

Submitted by mettamomma on January 28, 2008 - 2:54pm.

Imagine a world in which war is truly a last resort, all school children learn peace making skills, and the best minds in the country get sophisticated, research-based training in peace building. That's what would happen under legislation that has been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate to establish a federal Department of Peace and Nonviolence.

Come see, "The Gift of Peace, " and learn about the movement to establish a federal Department of Peace and Nonviolence, an idea that was supported by George Washington and dates back to a signer of the Declaration of Independence. "The Gift of Peace" is a collection of gripping monologues, intriguing duets and familiar songs that inform audience members about what a federal Department of Peace and Nonviolence would entail.

Free performances will be held:

8:00 Sat., Feb 2 at Mickee Faust Theater at Railroad Sq. 623 McDonnell Dr. (in the Art Park which is near the corner of Gaines St. and Railroad Ave. It is a street on the right just past the railroad tracks as you head toward FAMU).

8:00 Sat., March 22 at FSU's Lab Theater:502 South Copeland St. (at te corner of Lafayette and Copeland St.)

The musical director is Velma Frye, the Tallahassee songstress who has been a frequent guest on Prarie Home Companion. The play includes several original monologues based on cast members' experiences including here in Tallahassee.

For more info about how to get involved in local efforts to support the establishment of a federal Department of Peace and Nonviolence, contact Cindy Bigbie: 850-294-0058.

For more info about the national efforts:

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