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Bluffs Arts Council Presents Peace Through Corn

The Bluffs Arts Council will present a 50-minute one-act play written by Iowa playwright Cynthia Mercati commemorating the 50th anniversary of a meeting between Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and Iowa farmer Roswell Garst.



Half a century ago, America’s most feared and hated ideological enemy paid a house visit to his farmer friend Garst in Coon Rapids, Iowa. “Peace through Corn” tells the story of the unlikely friendship between Khrushchev and Garst through a staged dialogue between the two men, based on actual language from their letters, memoirs and historic press coverage. The performance shows the power of agriculture and citizen diplomacy to reach across ideological and cultural barriers and promote peace.

The play will be held at the Council Bluffs Public Library on Monday, February 28th, at 7:00 p.m. The performance is produced by Creating Great Places and the content is suitable for all ages. Audience discussion will be held. There is no cost to attend but a freewill offering will be taken.

For more information, please contact the Bluffs Arts Council at 712.328.4992.

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