Dallas Baha'i Woman Writes Ridvan Pageant

April 18, 2006

Source: U.S. Baha'i News


On April 18, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "To the audiences attending the Perry Productions’ Ridvan pageant, the event is a magic carpet that transports them to the Baghdad garden where Baha’u’llah declared He was the Promised One of all earlier religions before leaving for Constantinople and further exile. To artistic director Anne Perry, the pageant is a passion play. 'I’ve devoted my life to the pageant,' says Ms. Perry, a Dallas-Ft. Worth Baha'i who also writes the plays and performs in the pageant she has staged on a volunteer basis for the last 10 years in Texas. 'It’s one of my passions. I feel that Ridvan, the King of Festivals, the Most Great Festival, is often under-celebrated, and I have determined to do what I can to observe these holy days befittingly'... This year, for the first time, Ms. Perry’s pageant will join a larger Ridvan celebration to be held on Saturday, April 29, in Richardson, Texas, just north of Dallas.”