Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Women's Rights

I have often wondered what the world would be like if women ruled.  Would we shape the world in a different way? Perhaps some would say. As we view the rights of women today vs ancient times what would some of the differences be?

We have define women's rights as laws that assert women's equality and their rights as women since ancient times. The rights of women to be equal to those of a man, be it property, suffrage or professions.  

Okay so what does all this mean to our younger generation? Does this even matter to that generation? So many questions that need to be answered.

It's my impression that me must be on the teaching end of this spectrum in order to get some answers. Unfortunately we are not living in quiet moments, but troubling times. Domestic violence has taken its place, and the value of women has changed in the eyes of not only men, but women themselves. Something must be done to change the tide.

The Emerson Theater Collaborative's Production of The Protest of Pharaoh's Daughter, by Amy Lynn Reifsnyder, and directed by Theresa Broach brings us to a story that truly addresses women's rights not as we know them, but as they used to be. 

One mother, knowing Pharaoh’s daughter practiced her daily religious rituals along the Nile every morning, sent her son among the reeds in a basket. Pharaoh’s daughter, in direct defiance to her father’s decree, adopted the child, his sister, and his mother into her household.

What happens when a woman risks losing her social status, her faith community, her family, and her life by standing up for what is right? Can anything good come from such an action? Are we the kind of people who strive for social justice at the risk of all we know and are familiar with? Does it matter what decisions we make on a day-to-day basis? The Protest of Pharaoh’s Daughter explores these questions as we hear the story as witnessed by the handmaiden of Pharaoh's Daughter.

Key Dates and Information

What:  Emerson Theater Collaborative Presents:  The Protest of Pharaoh’s Daughter
When:  Friday and Saturday, May 3 - 4, at 7:00 PM and Sunday, May 5 at 4:00 PM
 And Thursday – Saturday, May 9 – 11 at 7:00 PM
Where:  First United Methodist Church, 23 Willow St., Mystic, CT 06355
How:  Ticket prices: $25 general admission, Seniors and Students $20. Tickets are available at the door and online at our website and by calling (860) 705-9711

Join us May 5th for a special early Mother's Day Celebration