'May's Vote' captures fight for vote

| October 14, 2020 1:00 AM

Prim and proper Emma Smith DeVoe and outrageous, flamboyant May Arkwright Hutton worked side by side — but seldom eye to eye — to win the vote for women in Washington state in 1910. Suddenly May is gone, and Emma can’t get her out of her mind.

On Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., Create will present "May’s Vote", a play by Toni Douglass about the two women who led the campaign that won the right to vote for women in Washington state in November 1910. The program is being presented in honor of that anniversary and of the 2020 centennial of the 19th Amendment. It is funded in part by the Washington State Women’s Commission and the Washington State Historical Society through the Votes for Women Centennial Grant Program.

Join Create online for this play about these two fascinating women from Washington’s past. The actors will give a brief live introduction before the performance and will then be available to answer your questions in what organizers expect will be a lively post-play discussion after the show.

It is offered by Create on a donation basis. Create is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3), community center for the arts in Newport. More information at: www.createarts.org

Tickets available online at https://keycitypublictheatre.org/2020/maysvote .