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Bottle Tree Theatre
130 Clergy Street, Kingston

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Jun 15 2024


7:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dressing Amelia by Bottle Tree Productions

“Unravel the Tangled Threads of Memory in ‘Dressing Amelia’ by Bottle Tree Productions”

Step into the world of ‘Dressing Amelia’, a poignant and evocative play presented by Bottle Tree Productions, part of the celebrated BOTTLE TREE STUDIO SERIES. This gripping production, set to grace the stage from May 30 to June 15, 2024, at The Bottle Tree Studio in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 130 Clergy Street East, Kingston ON, offers a unique exploration of the complex bonds between mothers and daughters. ‘Dressing Amelia’ delves deep into the heart of family dynamics, unraveling the layers of memory, perception, and the profound impact of the past on the present.

At the center of this emotionally charged narrative is Amelia, a character caught in the throes of retrospection and conflict, refusing to leave her childhood room, imprisoned by a past she is only beginning to understand. The play oscillates between the upstairs-downstairs dynamics of Amelia’s family home, where her grandmother hosts guests downstairs, oblivious to Amelia’s turmoil. As the audience is invited into Amelia’s world, they will journey through a whirlwind of emotions – from the whimsy of crayons and circus acts to the poignant revelations about her mother’s past. ‘Dressing Amelia’ is not just a play; it’s an immersive experience that weaves a tapestry of mania, inherited trauma, and the quest for understanding and connection. With its blend of humor and heartache, this production promises to be a compelling theatrical experience, offering Sunday matinees and evening shows from Thursday to Saturday. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this touching story that beautifully encapsulates the adage: sometimes it’s just a dress, and sometimes it’s so much more. Book your tickets now for an unforgettable journey into the heart of family, memory, and the dresses we wear to tell our stories.

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