Make your reservations now for Marion Art Center’s production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” a comedy written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman. The show will open on Friday, April 10 at 7:30 pm, and will run on Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 pm, Sunday, April 12 at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 17 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 pm. The MAC Theater will be set up cabaret style with tables available for reserved parties of four or more, and guests are invited to bring their own refreshments.
Rex McGraw will direct the rotating cast of five women, played by Suzie Kokkins, Kim Teves, Clare Healy Foley, Deborah Bokelkamp, and Cynthia Latham. The play is organized as a series of monologues and ensemble pieces. With a running time of about 1 hour and 30 minutes, the show is composed of 28 different stories that seek to illuminate the female identity. Generally composed of comic stories, it is at times hilariously funny, at times poignant and thought provoking. The women, their clothes and their memories cover all the important subjects – mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black!
The show was initially presented as a part of the 2008 summer series at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York, and then as a benefit series at the DR2 Theatre in New York in early 2009. Later the same year, the show was produced Off-Broadway as an ongoing commercial theatrical production at the Westside Theatre in New York, where it continues to run as the second-longest running show in the theatre’s history. The production and its cast received positive critical attention. The production won the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience as well as the 2010 Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite New Off-Broadway Play. The show has been produced on six continents and more than eight countries. It began a national tour in the United States in September 2011 in Chicago. It made an encore performance in Paris in January of 2012.
Reservations are highly recommended! To make a reservation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line type “Love, Loss & What I Wore – Tickets.” In the body of the email include last name, telephone number, MAC Membership status, the date you are coming and number of tickets needed. Or call 508-748-1266 and leave a message. Tickets are $12.50 for MAC members and $15 for general public. The Marion Art Center is located at 80 Pleasant Street in Marion, MA 02738.