Manatee County Historical Commission is pleased to announce the 2014 production dates for Season IV of Spirit Voices from Old Manatee. This popular living history drama features costumed actors who portray the early settlers interred in the 1850 Manatee Burying Grounds with riveting and haunting graveside dialogues. Stories are based on narratives from archives, descendants, diaries, military logs, books and legend. The setting is dusk, the stage draped by century-old mossy oaks. Here, viewers learn more about the development of the area from 1840 to the turn of the century and gain an appreciation for the contributions made by pioneers to the Manatee lands through their triumphs, tragedies and amusing escapades.
Due to popular demand, the run has been extended over three weekends this year: Week I: October 2, 3, 4, 5; Week II: 9, 10, 11, 12; and Week III: 16, 17, 18, and 19. Tickets will go on sale on in early September. To receive updates about purchasing tickets, or if interested in auditioning for a role in the cast or helping behind the scenes, please email Christine Brown, Special Events Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Manatee Village Historical Park at (941) 741-4075. *Actors please note: These are not paid roles. Talent will be acknowledged in credits. Volunteer actors and actresses with theatrical or performance experience in outdoor venues are encouraged to apply. An appreciation of local history and heritage are a prerequisite.
Produced by: Manatee County Historical Commission and R. B. “Chips” Shore, Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, Department of Historical Resources
About the Clerk’s Office
The Clerk of the Circuit Court was established as a public trustee by the Florida Constitution in 1838. The Clerk of the Circuit Court serves as the Clerk of Courts, the Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, Auditor, Recorder, and Custodian of all County Funds. In Manatee County, the Clerk’s office also administers a child support enforcement program, violence protection advocacy program and Teen Court programs. Located at 1115 Manatee Avenue West in Downtown Bradenton, the Courthouse is open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please be sure to visit our web site at www.manateeclerk.com.