Ensemble Theatre presents Women in the Pit
The Ensemble Theatre presents the regional premiere drama Women in the Pit by Joyce Sylvester, directed by Eileen J. Morris, Ensemble Theatre artistic director.
Folks of Mount Zion Baptist Church are pretty riled up. Two deacons and two elders charged with selecting of a new pastor are at odds with one another when it appears that the most qualified candidate is a woman. This story addresses the age-old controversial issue of women in the pulpit. Ordination in some denominations has been a right historically reserved for men. Over the years, as more women have become ordained, some have still been restricted from holding higher office or leadership roles.
Is equal employment applicable in this house of worship faced with such a big question: Should a woman be allowed to lead the church?
Featured cast members include Wayne DeHart, Byron Jacquet, Jason Carmichael, JoAnne Davis Jones, Lisa Thomas-Morrison, Rachel Hemphill Dickson and James West.