Booking a Performance
of Ghost of the Tree

A passionate one act performance about mothers and their daughters, about pregnancy and lonliness.

Mothers and Daughters
Connected by Blood
Connected by Sin
This hour long show has held audiences mesmerized from Ontario to Nova Scotia is suitable for teenage audiences to adult. Particularly important to women of all ages. conferences on women's issues. It has played at conferences about homelessness, and gender violence. Very moving. Award-winning actor Hannah Smith stars. For reviews and references scroll down.

Cost of Show

Within 100 kilometers of Kingston the show would cost $350 plus hst.

If you would like live music for the show, the violin accompanist would cost another $150 plus hst. Deanna Choi the top young violinist in Canada is a treasure to listen to. She played for the National Youth Orchestra and The Kingston Symphony. She recently beat out 100,000 other Canadian violinists to win the gold medal at the Royal Conservatory.

Bottle Tree Productions: We have this play in our repertoire, and it is ready for performance. If you would like to hire us to perform for your event, please email us. We will be able to give you a quote on the cost.

David Prosser Literary Manager at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival

Although it is by nature more of a succession of vignettes than a drama of sustained action, Ghost of the Tree is nonetheless an ingeniously conceived, poignant, engaging and thoroughly entertaining meditation on time, motherhood and the choices that shape our lives-and the lives of those that succeed us. To read more

Sebastian Frye Lucid Arts and Culture Magazine 2006

In a startlingly powerful performance at The Arts Project in downtown London, 18 year old Mackenzie Gruer takes audiences on a journey not only through time and through characters, but on a deeper journey through emotions and failure. Ghost of the Tree is the story of one family's tree traced from life to life until we arrive at the stunning beginning. To read more

Hon. Peter Milliken-Speaker of the House of Commons

There is no question that Kingstonian Charles Robertson's taut writing captures the essence and secrets of seven generations of Canadian women. The play has been riveting for local audiences as well as those at festivals across Ontario. To read more

IHM Housing Conference 2007

Mackenzie Gruer gave an outstanding performance in a one-person play which gave us better insight and understanding into the root causes of some of the issues that many of our clients deal with on a daily basis. To see the IHM newsletter please go to IHM Housing Conference

To read a review of the play from the Queen's Journal please go to Queens Journal Review

To read a review of the play from the Halifax Chronicle Herald please go to Atlantic Fringe Festival Review

To read a review of the play from Eye Magazine please go to Eye Magazine Review



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