Destination: Bahá’í Faith

Travel the faith

On Friday Oct. 20 or Saturday Oct. 21 at 7 pm, you’re invited to the fourth in the Travel the World’s Religions series sponsored by the Victoria Multifaith Society (VMS), to experience the Bahá’í Faith through a musical drama called The Gathering, commissioned by the Bahá’í Community of Victoria to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh, the prophet-founder of the Bahá’í Faith.

This free event takes place at Glenlyon Norfolk School Theatre, 801 Bank Street which is bordered by Quamichan, Richmond and Gonzales streets. There is a choice of performances: Friday, Oct. 20 or Saturday, Oct. 21. Each performance starts at 7 pm so please allow time to park and be seated. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Registration at thegathering200@gmail.com is requested in order to keep track of the number attending each show. Please mention Victoria Multifaith Society when registering.

Directed by Victoria resident Laura Lee, the play draws together a diverse cast including Delores Bighorn, who plays the role of grandmother to an indigenous youth. “I think that we, as a human race, are on a parallel journey with this adolescent youth”, says Lee. “The writings of Bahá’u’lláh emphasize that this is an age when all the peoples of the world are being drawn together as one human family. The Gathering depicts the pain and challenges of our coming together and celebrates the powerful energy and potential it offers.”

The play is offered as a gift to the community. Light refreshments will be served after each show. Free tickets are general admission and can be obtained by contacting thegathering200@gmail.com .

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