MOTHER DAUGHTER MEMOIR PROJECT
By Little Onion Puppet Co.
MOTEL THEATRE, ARTS COMMONS
SATURDAY MARCH 16, 2019 –
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
Featuring found objects, shadow puppetry, and verbatim text from the actual journal, this touching and uplifting new work from Vancouver’s Jessie Richardson
Share your stories, questions, or thoughts with the creators of Dorothy at a short talkback following the show, co-facilitated by the Alzheimer Society of Calgary.
Susan Dixon: Performer/Creator
Randi Edmundson: Performer/Creator
Melissa Purcha: Director
Kayla Alfred: Stage Management
Jared Raschke: Set Design/Lighting Co-Design/Tour TD
Mily Mumford: Projection Design/Lighting Co-Design
Nancy Dixon: Sound Design