From the website: 7 eerie spirits will share their stories of the voting practices of their time in Portland, Maine, as well as those of the country’s early days. You’ll hear about their efforts to win women’s access to the ballot box… or how they argued against the very idea. As always, the event presents real people—portrayed by costumed actors—who have returned from their restful sleep to offer perspectives on history in a very personal—often humorous—manner. The stories were written by Lynne Cullen who also directed the event as best she could—you know spirits… sometimes they listen, but mostly they just wail. Hannah Rafkin is the mastermind behind the video and editing of the spooky event.
Not only is the event virtual this year, it’s FREE! due to support of Spirits Alive’s generous sponsors, and a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.