Festival of Animated Objects Presents
DOROTHY: A MOTHER DAUGHTER MEMOIR PROJECT
BY LITTLE ONION PUPPET CO.
MOTEL THEATRE, ARTS COMMONS
SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019 3:30 PM
AGE: All Ages
After their father died suddenly in the fall of 1995, sisters Susan and Nancy took joint care of their mother Dorothy, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Over four months, the sisters kept a journal, documenting the progression of the disease, their secret fears, anything they could not say in front of their mother. These few months would change the course of their lives for good.
Dorothy is the true story of one daughter’s experience caring for her mother as she slowly slips away. Three generations of women grapple with the lifelong implications of illness in this two-person show, performed by real life mother and daughter duo Susan and Randi.
Featuring found objects, shadow puppetry, and verbatim text from the actual journal, this touching and uplifting new work from Vancouver’s Jessie Richardson Award winning Little Onion Puppet Co. asks us how do we move forward when our mothers are gone.
Ideal for: Performances, , recitals, rehearsals, workshops, and receptions
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible
Included: Fully customizable lighting; user-driven space with no technical support provided
Motel is an intimate, 50-seat black-box theatre located in the heart of downtown Calgary on the mezzanine level of Arts Commons, across the hall from One Yellow Rabbit's Big Secret Theatre. Instantly recognizable by its charming motel-style sign, Motel Theatre is the home of Downstage who curate the space as an affordable home for smaller theatre and performance companies in Calgary.
This venue is in high demand with limited rental dates. If you are interested in renting this space, please first visit www.downstage.ca/motel for further information then contact Jessie Paynter, Production Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 403.294.7459.