Drama. By Eric Coble
Cast: 2m., 3w. (may be expanded to 20 actors of either gender.) Election Day. Eighteen-year-old Nicole Harrison registered to vote when she got her license but has no intention of casting a ballot today. Why bother? Too many better things to do. As her friends argue about the worth of trying to voice any opinion, Nicole suddenly finds herself slipping into the freezing cold. And in the blink of an eye, she's right in the middle of Valley Forge in January 1778. Nicole fights to return to her own time while her compatriots battle for the very right she so casually dismisses. Sliding through time and historical events, standing beside women, minorities and young people all demanding their rights, Nicole discovers just how many shoulders we're standing on every time we step into a voting booth. Area staging. Approximate running time: 50 minutes.