(WHAS11) -- What would happen if eight Nobel Peace Laureates gathered together to discuss what makes peace? The Invitation explores this grand meeting of minds across time and space.
The script of the play comes from their own acceptance speeches upon receiving this award and the Universal Peace Covenant.
“The Invitation” spans 60 years as it reveals the human urge toward compassion and reason, love and cooperation through the lives of eight people honored at some time with the Nobel Peace Prize for their life's work.
Here a scientist, ambassador, judge, nun, doctor, ruler, minister and office worker come together to share their ideas. Their paths to peace are as diverse as the countries and cultures of their origins. Their hopes are as universal as the world they share.
Albert Schweitzer, Linus Pauling, Martin Luther King Jr., Betty Williams, Mother Teresa, Alva Myrdal, HH the Dalai Lama and Shirin Ebadi made their lives the answer. The Invitation engages the heart and opens the mind to the possibilities of peace.
“The Invitation” is showing in Louisville on July 28 at two locations: Highland Baptist Church at 1 p.m. and at The Eifler Theatre at the Clifton Center at 8 p.m.
The Clifton Center performance has special musical guests including Andrea Davidson, winner of the 2011 Tipperary Peace Song, opening before the play.