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While reading the morning obituaries, Rose wonders how she will be remembered. As a mother? As a wife? As an artist? In her desire to be seen and heard, she dons her wedding dress and visits her daughters’ school, her husband’s university, and the Superstore. Eventually Rose finds herself alone again in the basement. Filled with memories and the weight of her choices, she opens up and unpacks her life, retracing the steps that have lead her to today. By inspecting her seemingly-perfect existence, Rose begins to understand the true cost of pursuing her art.

Catherine Banks’ Bitter Rose will be playing at The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op with the support of Theatre Nova Scotia, from June 8th-11th at 8pm with 2pm weekend matinees. Tickets are only $10 until May 22nd, after which they are $15 / $12 for students, underwaged, seniors, and Bus Stop Co-op members.

Kim Parkhill as Rose
Directed by Jake Planinc
Stage Managed and Designed by Chelsea Dickie
Produced by Alex Mills
Photography by Samm Fisher (Samm Fisher Photography)
Poster Designed by Lindsay Laltoo (Art Things by Linds)

Matchstick Theatre produces contemporary Canadian plays, striving to ignite, affect, and ultimately transform its audience with every performance.
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Matchstick Theatre presents: Bitter Rose by Catherine Banks

June 08, 2017


The Bus Stop Theatre

2203 Gottingen
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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