About the Show
This wonderful witty show tells the life stories of women through the lens of their clothes, covering all the important subjects – mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we only wear black. Love, Loss, and What I Wore uses our connection with clothing and accessories, and the memories they trigger, to tell funny and poignant stories that all women can relate to. View Program
About the Playwrights
Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was acclaimed essayist, novelist, and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters. Ephron’s hard-headed sensibilities helped make When Harry Met Sally… a clear-eyed view of modern romance, and she earned an Oscar nomination for her original screenplay. She also was an accomplished film director having directed Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan in Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail, amongst other films.
Delia Ephron is a bestselling author, screenwriter, and playwright. Her movies include You’ve Got Mail, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Hanging Up, and Michael. She has written novels for adults and teenagers, books of humor, including How to Eat Like a Child, and essays. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times, O the Oprah Magazine, Vogue, and The Huffington Post. She collaborated with her sister on Love, Loss and What I Wore which ran for two years off-Broadway, and has been performed in cities across the US and the world.
About the Novelist
Ilene Beckerman, a former advertising agency executive, was nearly sixty when she began her writing career. She was inspired to begin writing because her children didn’t think she had a life before she was their mother. She has written multiple books including Love, Loss and What I Wore, What We Do For Love, Mother of the Bride: The Dream, The Reality, The Search for the Perfect Dress, Makeovers at the Beauty Counter of Happiness, and The Smartest Woman I Know.
Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and Ladies’ Home Journal. She has judged People’s Best and Worst Dressed issue and has traveled the country speaking to women’s groups. “Sometimes,” she says, “I feel like Grandma Moses, she didn’t start until later in life either, but I try not to look like her.”