Love, Loss, and What I Wore
Love, Loss, and What I Wore – Theater Review
Collection of vignettes and monologues ibased on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends.
Love, Lost, and What I Wore is based on a book that has been modified and adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, one of whom, Nora, wrote Julie and Julia. The book is actually by Elaine Beckerman and it’s performed by a rotating cast. When I saw it, it had Tyne Daley, Rosie O’Donnell, who was absolutely charming, Samantha Bee and two other talented women. All five women were very good and it’s a very evocative piece. I must admit I was not a great fan of the Vagina Monologues. I thought some of it was fun but I found it to be uneven as well as manipulative. But Love, Loss, and What I Wore is just plain lovely. It basically focuses on something I think is true for a lot of women which is that the times of our life are defined by the clothes we wore at the time. Even so, there were a lot of men in the audience and all of them enjoyed it as well. Overall, it was very lovely theatre.