Plays mark centennial of women’s suffrage movement


From Staff Reports

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The League of Women Voters of the Twin Counties and the Nash Arts Center are celebrating the upcoming centennial of women’s right to vote this weekend with a collaborative production of “How the Vote Was Won.”

The fundraiser features two plays originally written and produced in the early 1900s in Great Britain adapted by local author Jim Lee, directed by Chloe Marlowe and performed by a cast of local talent. “How the Vote Was Won” by Cicely Hamilton and Christopher St. John is set in London and “A Woman’s Influence” by Gertrude Jennings takes place in Philadelphia.

Both plays are comedies that were intended to educate the public about the importance of women gaining the right to vote during the days of the suffrage movement.

The production will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Nash Arts Center at 100 East Washington St. in Nashville.

Tickets are $20 or $30 for the special optional reception beginning at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Special admission for $5 will be offered to students for the dress rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Thursday or a donation of toiletry or personal hygiene products that will be distributed to My Sister’s House and The Lighthouse.

Proceeds from the production will be used to foster the arts in Nash County and for scholarships at local colleges for women entering the work force or advancing their careers

Tickets are available through Shelly Gray at sgray@nasharts.org or 252-459-4734 or Melanie GoffBradley at lwvtwincounties@gmail.com or  252-813-3990.