Abigail Adams – America’s First, Second Lady
She is sometimes considered to have been a founder of the United States and is now designated as the first Second Lady and second First Lady of The United States.
Adams’s life is one of the most documented of the first ladies: she is remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband while he stayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the Continental Congresses. John frequently sought the advice of Abigail on many matters, and their letters are filled with intellectual discussions on government and politics. In one of her more famous letters she implores her husband and his colleagues, all of whom were male, to, “…remember the ladies…If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.” Her letters also serve as eyewitness accounts of the American Revolutionary War home front.
This story starts off as an adult and goes back through her childhood and then back to an adult again. This show has different versions for Adults and Children. Music & Sound design by Scooter Perrotta from LA Soundtrack
The show is 45 minutes with questions.
Watch a preview of this recorded performance:
“Thank you so much for another sensational presentation. The students were mesmerized by your performance.” ~ Assistant Principal, MacArthur School Waltham MA
” I can not say enough about Sheryl Faye’s performances. Sheryl mesmerized the audience during the performance. During the Q&A They also asked what other shows she performed. The follow up question, “When are you coming back so we can see Eleanor Roosevelt?” , speaks volumes about Sheryl’s performance and her ability to connect with an audience of any age. This performance was enjoyable and enthralled the audience just as much. I noticed the person assigned to take pictures was not ‘doing her job’, so I went over to ask her to take more pictures. Her reply says it all, “I’m sorry, I was so caught up in the show, I forgot”. After the show people couldn’t stop talking about her performance. I highly recommend Sheryl Faye Presents Historical Women.” ~ Erving Public Library
RELATED CURRICULUM SUGGESTIONS
- Women’s History
- American Revolution
- US History
- Character Education
This show is appropriate for children and adults.
Historical women performances by Sheryl Faye:
Anne Frank – A Life to Remember: A Story of Hope, Love, and Perseverance
Sally Ride – America’s First Woman Astronaut
Susan B. Anthony – Women’s Rights Activist
Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Supreme Court Justice
Queen Elizabeth II – Her Majesty
Historical Women Performances
These performances are ideal for:
- School Assemblies
- Enrichment Programs
- After-school Programs
- Theater Groups
- Historical Societies
- Scout Troops
- Senior Homes
- Birthday Parties
For all historical performances bookings, please contact me directly.
Bring Helen Keller, Clara Barton, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Eleanor Roosevelt, Amelia Earhart, Abigail Adams, Sally Ride, or Anne Frank to your school or organization!