It is a query plenty of ladies have confronted: what do you do together with your wedding gown as soon as the massive day is completed?

Now, dozens of Calgarians are serving to to discover that concern as their attire take middle stage in a brand new manufacturing at Alberta Theater Initiatives (ATP).

Playwright/performer Louise Casemore is presenting her one-woman present Undressed.

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“The present is rooted in fairly a sensible real-life dilemma, which is, what do you do with a wedding gown after the wedding?” Casemore stated.

“I am attempting to take a look at repurposing, so that folks can get some use out of the attire after the massive day.”

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ATP requested ladies to donate their wedding attire for use for the set of undressed.

“We anticipated possibly seven, eight — possibly 10 attire altogether,” Casemore stated. “And inside 10 days, we had nearly 75 dropped on the doorstep.”

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Taylor Matheson was amongst those that donated a gown.

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“It appeared like the proper factor to do,” Matheson stated. “My husband and I really break up up quite a lot of years in the past and so I have been carrying the gown going round, like, ‘What am I going to do with it?’”

The larger-than-expected variety of attire offered loads of artistic alternatives for set designer Lane Shordee.

“I made this chandelier out of about 20 to 30 wedding attire, so it is sort of an accumulation of all these tales, looming overhead,” Shordee stated. “It is sort of the primary centrepiece of the present.”

The attire got here from some shocking locations.

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“A few of the attire had been pushed all the best way from Montana.” Casemore stated. “We had moms and daughters coming in collectively to donate every of their robes, of us providing inherited objects.”

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There have been sufficient that Shordee was in a position to place attire in a number of spots across the set.

“I used to be actually excited to get so a lot of them,” Shoreee stated. “They’ve a life they usually deserve respect.”

Undressed runs at ATP till Feb. 13.

“I am glad that my gown can go on and do one thing good,” Matheson stated. “That is probably the most acceptable send-off for this gown.”

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