Our 23rd season opens with Love, Loss and What I Wore, by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, based on the 1995 best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman. This play won the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience.
Clothing often has deep meaning well beyond practicality or fashion. It evokes intoxicating love, excruciating loss, family relationships (that’s you, Mom!), and the ongoing struggle to establish and maintain a sense of self and style regardless of age, body image, or situation. This witty, moving play -- comprising monologues and ensemble pieces -- tunes in to the candid observations of contemporary women as they reflect on memories, frustrations, and aspirations associated with their wardrobes, including boots, bras, bathrobes, and everyone’s favorite color: black
“A play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black.” – Dramatists’ Play Service
"Funny, compelling…Brought down the house…but [the play] is not a comedy: A story about black cowboy boots becomes a sad tale of being under-appreciated in a relationship; a tale of two women shopping for their wedding outfits ends bitter-sweetly; and the recollection of a new bra is a quiet testament to a women's search for dignity while undergoing treatment for breast cancer." —NY Times.
"So funny and so powerful; so dear and sweet; so re-mindful of our female wiles, our worries, our insecurities, our remembrances of mother, father, sisters, brothers, lovers—I think it can't miss." —Liz Smith, WowOwow.com.