FARMINGTON — The University of Maine at Farmington will present the award-winning drama “My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother” by Elizabeth Peavey.

This one-woman show will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in the performance space at the UMF Emery Community Arts Center.

The production was the winner of the 2013 Maine Literary Award for Best Drama, and is performed in a series of connected monologues.

For months, Peavey 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. Possessions she once thought would be easy to chuck — the Polynesian hors d’oeuvre platter, the outdated evening coat, the milk glass and tea cups — suddenly take on epic stature, forcing the question: How do we know when to let go?

Peavey is an award-winning writer, performer and educator. She has served as a lecturer of public speaking at the University of Southern Maine for over 20 years and has taught creative nonfiction at UMF. She works with private speech clients in fields ranging from engineering to advocacy and finance to fine arts. Her humor column, “Outta My Yard,” can be found at thebollard.com, and she has appeared in Down East magazine since 1993. She is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker at schools, libraries and associations across the state.


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