"The Hindu and the Cowboy" Depicts Stories of Kansas City's Religiously Diverse Citizens

September 8, 2005

Source: Sun-News of the Northland


On September 8, 2005 Sun-News of the Northland reported, "Two Northlanders are part of a multi-cultural cast for KC Harmony's production, 'The Hindu and the Cowboy,' which has its first fall performance Sept. 11 at Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church... 'The Hindu and the Cowboy' is based on real stories collected from Kansas citizens of diverse cultural and faith traditions. Playwright Donna W. Ziegenhorn based the play on more than 80 people across the metropolitan area. The title story looks at a cowboy and a Hindu who share suspicions about each other when land in Shawnee, Kan., becomes the site for a Hindu temple. Other stories include a Muslim's surprise encounter with New York firefighters following 9-11; a Tibetan monk who flees his country over the Himalayas; a survivor of Auschwitz; and a Shawnee American Indian."