COLDWATER – Love, Loss & What I Wore evokes life’s humor as well as its poignancy when it opens at Tibbits Opera House September 22.
Known for screenplays such as Michael, You’ve Got Mail, and Mixed Nuts, sisters Nora and Delia Ephron capture the essence of life with a collection of vignettes and monologues in their play, Love, Loss, & What I Wore, based on the book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman.
Women, clothes, and memories capture all the important subjects –mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we only wear black. Using the female wardrobe as a time capsule, the show touches on serious themes while also capturing the humor of life.
Nora Ephron was an American writer and filmmaker best known for her romantic comedies, most noteably, Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally. She was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Writing for Silkwood (1983), Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and When Harry Met Sally (1989), which also won a BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay. After her passing in 2012 from pneumonia, caused by acute myeloid leukemia, she was awarded a posthumous Tony Award nomination for Best Play for Lucky Guy.
The little sister of Nora, Delia Ephron is a bestselling author, screenwriter, and playwright. In addition to writing with her sister, her movies include The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), Hanging Up (2000) (based on her novel), and the 2005 big screen adaptation of the TV series, Bewitched. 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, The Huffington Post and more.
This Tibbits Summer Theatre in the fall show will be directed by Charles Burr and will feature veteran professional actresses Gloria Logan, Donna Schulte, Debbie Culver, Suzanne Ogden, & Ericka Mac.
Performances are September 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 7 p.m. with matinees at 2 p.m. on September 24 and 28. Tickets are available online at Tibbits.org, by calling 517-278-6029 or by stopping into the Tibbits Administrative Offices at 93 W. Chicago St., Coldwater. All performances are held at the beautiful historic Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett Street, in Coldwater. For more information go to Tibbits.org or join the chatter on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.