Free Live Performance of ‘Madame Secretary’

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Free live performance of
‘Madame Secretary’
The Frances Perkins Center
will host a free live performance
of “Madame Secretary, Frances
Perkins” at the Lincoln Theater
in Damariscotta at 2:30 p.m.,
Saturday, June 13.
The show is a one-hour, one-
woman play written by Ann
Marie Shea, a professor emerita
at Worcester State College,
highlighting Perkins’ private and
professional challenges. The play
is based on excerpts from Perkins’
book, “The Roosevelt I Knew.”
Perkins was the first female
cabinet member and Franklin
Delano Roosevelt’s secretary of
labor from 1933-1945. To attend,
RSVP at 563-3374 or ccash@
francesperkinscenter.org. Doors
will open at 2 p.m.
The public is also welcome
to celebrate the designation of
Frances Perkins Homestead as
a National Historic Landmark at
a ceremony at the homestead in
Newcastle, which will take place
earlier in the day at 11 a.m.
The ceremony will include
remarks by Maine Historic
Preservation Commission Director
Earle Shettleworth and National
Park Service Historian Roger
Reed.
Remarks will be followed by
the unveiling of the landmark
plaque that will grace the
property, highlighting its historical
significance as recognized by the
U.S. secretary of the interior and
the National Park Service.
Ann Marie Shea as Frances
Perkins. A free live performance of
Shea’s one-woman play, “Madame
Secretary, Frances Perkins,” will
take place at the Lincoln Theater in
Damariscotta Saturdåy, June 13.