Women of Wolfville offer 'unbuttoned' show

Published on June 10, 2014

The cast of this week’s Women of Wolfville production posed draped in sheets while rehearsing. The collective creation, which is about clothing and memory, is the 14th annual production for the group that raises funds for charity.

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Clothing and memory, two evocative topics, make up the theme of the 14th annual Women of Wolfville production June 13 amd 14.

The collective creation, which is full of storytelling, song and dance, is entitled Women of Wolfville Unbuttoned and Out of the Closet. The stories involve every aspect of garments from race shirts to clothes that talk.

WOW is a network of more than 300 women, about 40 of who have been preparing for this production in recent months. They range in age from four to 74.

The production will be staged three times at the Festival Theatre in Wolfville, including 7:30 p.m. performances on both June 13 and 14 and a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.

Through their annual theatrical adventures, WOW has raised more than $160,000 for charity since 2001. This year’s show will help create a commemorative statue for Wolfville’s unacknowledged Second World War heroine Mona Parsons. The proceeds will also help pay for free dance classes for kids, equipment for the Breastquest Dragon Boat Program, goats for a village in Tanzania and education for a female Guatemalan farmer.

Tickets for this year's production are $12 for students and seniors or $15 for adults. They are available at the Box of Delights in Wolfville or at the door.