The stage lights will be on in West Shore’s Community College’s Center Stage Theater on Sat., March 3, at 7:30 p.m. as local actresses tackle a staged reading of Nora Ephron’s and Delia Ephron’s “Love, Loss and What I Wore.” The play is based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman.
“This theatrical offering is 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,” said Michelle Kiessel, the show’s director.
“This show is both funny and painful and is always heartfelt with truly endearing characters telling truthful stories that all women can relate to in one way or another,” continued Kiessel. “We are doing this as a staged reading, as was originally intended by the show’s creators, which means the actresses will carry and read from scripts.”
Based on Ilene Beckerman’s 1995 book of the same name, Nora Ephron, who wrote the foreword, said, “’Love, Loss and What I Wore’ is not a book about fashion; it is about what clothes really are to us, those moments when we are constantly trying to find our identities through them.”
Audience members are invited to bring a gently used outfit which could be worn to a job interview which will be distributed to WSCC students in need.
For more information on all of the Performing Arts Series performances, go to the college’s website www.westshore.edu