|HOUSTON – Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston, in collaboration with The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) presents Religions of the Silk Road, a story of intrigue and morality based on teachings from the world’s great religious traditions. The production will be featured at the 2011 Houston International Festival at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 and May 8 on the International Kid’s Stage located in Little Tranquility Park.|
Religions of the Silk Road, featuring students from HSPVA, as well as members from local faith communities, tells the story of a young merchant traveler who must complete an important mission to secure his family’s future. Along the journey, the young man encounters difficult situations and learns from wise religious teachers on how to be both a successful merchant and a compassionate man. The faith communities participating in the production include: Chung-Tai Zen Center , Friends of Confucius, Herman Park , Houston Blue Mosque, Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism, Islamic Spirituality Center, Jain Society of Houston, Hindus of Greater Houston, Lakewood United Methodist Church and Zoroastrian Association of Houston.
The 2011 Houston International Festival features diverse and celebrated dance groups from around the world as well as international food and markets over two weekends in Downtown Houston. The 2011 event showcases The Silk Road: Journey Across Asia on April 30 – May 1 and May 7 – 8. Hours are from Noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays, Noon to 8 p.m. Sundays.
Tickets are on sale at the festival website, www.ifest.org and H-E-B grocery stores. Prices are $12 in advance, $18 at the gate, with kids 12 and under admitted free on Mother’s Day, May 8, courtesy of ConocoPhillips. On the other days, children’s tickets are $3. Weekend Passport packages, which include four tickets and two parking passes, are available at $60. Seating in the shaded iFest Lounge can be purchased as either individual tickets or as an option with the Weekend Passport, exclusively at the festival website. Discount ticket rates are available to groups of 20 or more.
For more information on the 2011 Houston International Festival celebrating “The Silk Road: Journey Across Asia,” call 713-654-8808 or visit the festival’s official website at www.ifest.org.
All proceeds benefit the Festival arts and education programs.