My Mother's Clothes Are Not My Mother
Starts: Nov 3 2012 - 2:00pm
Ends: Nov 3 2012 - 5:00pm
“My Mother’s Clothes” is performed in a series of connected monologs by Elizabeth Peavey as she confronts the following: Losing a parent is difficult enough. Losing your final parent presents an additional challenge: What are you supposed to do with all your family's stuff? For months, she avoided wading through her late mother's things. But when her mom's condo sells, she's forced to reckon with its contents. As she does, objects surface, triggering memories from her childhood in Bath, including visits to Mr. Louis’ Coiffures, Hallet’s Drug Store, Senter’s department store and the dreaded Mammoth Mart. Possessions she once thought would be easy to chuck - the Polynesian hors d'oeuvre platter from the Value House, the outdated coat from Bernie’s Fashions, the Christmas ornament from the church fair - suddenly take on epic stature, forcing the question: How do we know when to let go?
The show will be performed at the Rockport Opera House on November 3 at 2 p.m to benefit the Camden and Rockport libraries.