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General Admission:

Tickets Start at $28*

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This show is performed in the round. All seating is General Admission at stage level tables.

“Love, Loss and What I Wore” contains adult language and situations that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

* additional fees may apply. Convenience fees are greater for tickets purchased at the door.

LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE

By Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron

Based on the book by Ilene Beckerman

A Regional Premiere

Directed by Lorraine Magee

“A great show is always in fashion!”

It’s amazing how the smallest things can trigger the biggest memories. Based on the international best-seller by Ilene Beckerman, with an adaptation by acclaimed writers Nora and Delia Ephron, Love, Loss and What I Wore uses clothing and accessories to conjure up memories, ideas and feelings to which all women can relate. Six actresses portray over 30 characters in an evening that will both tickle your funny bone and warm your heart.

 

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

 

Vivian Allvin

Vivian Allvin (Nancy’s Mother, Nancy 2, Liz, Mary’s Mother, and Heather) NEXTSTOP/ESP: Debut. DC AREA:Valet- No Exit (Highwood Theatre); Meredith in The Land of Bad Choices (Page-to-Stage Festival at the Kennedy Center); Natalia/Tango Dancer- Latinos en Usa (GALA Hispanic Theatre); Annie- Gay! Accept me if you love me (Goldman Theatre at DCJCC); Berinthia – Restoration Comedy (staged reading at Woolly Mammoth Theatre) INTERNATIONAL: Narrator- Esercizi di Stile (Certaldo Street Theatre Festival- Italy)
Prunella/Midge- Cankersores and Other Distractions; (English Theatre of Rome) TV/FILM Laura- Laura (ATV); Theresa- Evil Kin (Investigation Discovery); Lisette’s Mom- Addicted to the Life (Investigation Discovery); Julie- Odds Playing (Boston Center for the Digital Arts).

 

 

 

Marilyn Bennett
Marilyn Bennett (Gingy) NEXTSTOP/ESP: Richard III (Duchess of York), The Price (Esther). DC AREA: A Young Lady of Property, Mary Rose, The Old Lady Shows Her Medals (Rep Stage), Strange Interlude U/S (The Shakespeare Theatre), Picnic (Bay Theatre Company), Betty the Yeti, Wonder of the World, Independence, Arms and the Man (Maryland Ensemble Theatre), Manicures and Monuments (Journeymen Theater Company), The Waverly Gallery (Didactic Theatre Company), A Delicate Balance, (American Century Theatre), Language Monkey, Sasquatch and the Man, Then and Again, The Shore (Source Theatre Festival). Studied at The Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory and The Shakespeare Theatre. 

 

 

 

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Tamieka Chavis (Nancy, Rosie, Pam, Annie, Eve’s Shrink, Amanda, and Woman) NEXTSTOP/ESP: Debut. DC AREA: Susanna Hall in The Herbal Bed (Pallas Theater Collective), Maria in Twelfth Night (NCDA), Joey Lane in TOAST (dog & pony dc), Teiresias in Bitch:A Play About Antigone (Naked Theater Company), Tizzie in Just Deserts (Tasty Monsters Productions), Chemuel in Creation of the World and Other Business (Off The Quill). TOURING: Madame CJ Walker in Lions of Industry/Women of Invention (Smithsonian’s Discovery Theater). Tamieka is a proud recent graduate of the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. She is so ever grateful for the support and guidance of her NCDA teachers, family, and friends!

 

 

 

Sarah Holt
Sarah Holt (Alex, Merrill, Older Sister, Mary, and Nora) NEXTSTOP/ESP: Debut. DC AREA: Rabbit Hole (Peter’s Alley), Romeo and Juliet, Henry IV Part 1, The School for Scandal (Folger), Morning, Miranda, Sex and Education (Doorway Arts), Why Torture is Wrong… (American Ensemble Theater), Life with Father (American Century Theater), 33 Variations, All the King’s Women (LTA), Othello (Theatre Lab). IMPROV: The Crude Mechanicals, The Retrocessionists. A graduate of Nora Ephron’s alma mater (Wellesley) and thrilled to be in the company of this wonderful company.

 

 

 

Shaina Murphy
Shaina L. Murphy (Gingy’s Mom, Holly, Lynne, Eve, Lisa) NEXTSTOP/ESP: Caroline, or Change (Rose Stopnick Gelman) RCP: Beauty and The Beast (Silly Girl) Prior to that Shaina spent 10 years in NYC performing in everything from children’s theatre to operetta. She is a native of Northern, VA who attended Robinson Secondary School and went on to graduate from Syracuse University and The Boston Conservatory.

 

 

 

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Jaclyn Young (Alex’s Mother, Stephanie, Younger Sister, Dora, and Geralyn) NEXTSTOP/ESP: Education Coordinator for NextStop. Into The Woods (Lucinda), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia/Snout/Wall), Metamorphoses (Alcyone and others). DC AREA: Visible Language (WSC-Avant Bard, workshop- Open Circle/Active Cultures), Jungle Book (Imagination Stage), Seasons of Light (Discovery Theatre), Agnes of God (Silver Spring Stage), Nevermore, Urinetown, Assassins, 110 in the Shade, …Trailer Park (Kensington Arts Theatre), Legally Blonde, …Spelling Bee, Wonderful Town, Full Monty (Reston Players). NATIONAL/TOURING: Alice in Wonderland (Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre), Seussical, A Christmas Carol (Civic Theatre of Allentown), Henry VI Part 3 (Shakespeare Theatre NJ). FCPS Theatre Teacher and proud mama of 1.5!

 

  • Director Lorraine Magee
  • Stage Manager Joan Lada
  • Scenic/Projections Designer Evan Hoffmann
  • Costume Designer Kristina Martin
  • Lighting Designer Annmarie Castrigno
  • Properties Designer Sierra Banack
  • Sound Designer Eric Kritzler
  • Technical Director Jon Harvey
  • Animation Michael Sherman