Portola Valley group stages 'Puah's Midwife Crisis'

Play combines comedy and drama and eclectic musical score

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The Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory is staging an original musical, "Puah's Midwife Crisis," Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 27-29.

The play supplies generous doses of humor and drama with an eclectic musical score.

All performances start at 7:30 p.m. at Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road in Portola Valley.

Cheryl Goodman-Morris, pastor of work, art and education at the Valley Presbyterian Church in Portola Valley, wrote the book for the play. Lyrics and music were written by Ms. Goodman-Morris and colleague Karen Russell.

The play is a story of two midwives who disobey the Pharaoh's order to kill newborn male Jewish babies.

The Pharaoh, worried about Egyptians being crowded out, orders the mid-wives to this unthinkable task. Their refusal results in the first case of civil disobedience recorded in the Bible, Ms. Goodman-Morris says.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $10 for children ages 10 and under. Tickets may be sold at the door. To buy tickets in advance, call 630-7788. For more information, go to

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Posted by Carla Hartley
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on Mar 16, 2009 at 8:44 am

I would love to learn more about this play. I have been a midwifery educator for nearly 30 years and I love the Biblical heritage and legacy that midwives have. Please contact me

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