LAA Presents Ephron Sisters' "Love, Lost, And What I Wore" Aug. 28-30
The Ephron sisters (Delia and her late sister Nora) have jointly written, directed and produced some of the best stories about strong women ever to have been performed on stage and screen.
Perhaps the highlight of their many stage collaborations is “Love, Loss, and What I Wore”, a play made up of tales told by five women about their relationships from the book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman.
The Lakeshore Arts Alliance (LAA) brings this memorable play to the Saugatuck Woman’s Club (SWC) August 28 - 30.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. The historic SWC theatre is located at 303 Butler, at the corner of Hoffman Street in downtown Saugatuck.
The play has been performed throughout the country since 2008 and it has been seen in Mexico. According to Patricia Huyge, who directs the LAA production, a member of the cast, Virginia Stuart, brought the script to her attention after seeing it performed in Mexico during 2012.
“Ever since reading it we’ve wanted to bring it to Saugatuck,” said Huyge. “We brought it to the stage in May but there was an unscheduled construction project that made it almost impossible to get to the SWC for the audience. So, we’re bringing it back.”
The cast includes several strong LAA performers: Loren Cole, Andrea Hughes, Vicki Kavanaugh, Julie Kirschbaum, and Stuart.
As one might expect from the title, clothing anchors the various tales. The show opens with the narrator detailing bits of wardrobe that evoke memories. She weaves a story among the other tales, describing each turning point marked by a particular item of clothing.
Other tales include some very humorous stories along with touching ones as well.
Tickets are $20 general admission for adults, $15 for students, seniors and LAA members. To reserve seats, call the Lakeshore Arts Alliance at (269) 857-5300. The box office opens a half-hour before show times.
The Lakeshore Arts Alliance is a 501(c)3 corporation that produces plays and musical theater as well as concerts, cabaret, lectures and film studies designed to showcase local talent.