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Love, Loss and What I Wore

Comedy/Drama
by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron
based on the book by Ilene Beckerman
November 3 – 12, 2022

Performances

All shows at 7:30 pm and held in the Hausmann Nature Center in Lapham Peak

Thursday, November 3
Friday, November 4
Saturday, November 5

Thursday, November 10
Friday, November 11
Saturday, November 12

Presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (www.dramatists.com)

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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.

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 MailThe Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsHanging 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 TimesO the Oprah MagazineVogue, 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 WoreWhat We Do For LoveMother 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 TimesThe 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.”

Production Team

Cast

Julie Ferris-Tillman
Paula Garcia
Diane Kallas
Jenny Kosek
Cathy Marschall
Sarah Jo Martens

Staff

Director: Donna Daniels
Stage Manager: Merry Jaeger
Lighting and Sound Designer: Chris Meissner