Humans aren’t the only ones who understand the benefits of acting—dogs act cute to get treats and possums play dead to get mouth-to-mouth from good Samaritans. Explore other effects of emotion with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $39, you get one ticket for side or rear seating to see Love, Loss, and What I Wore at the Westside Theatre (up to an $87.25 value, including all fees). Choose from the following performances:
- Sunday, January 8, at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 11, at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, January 12, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, January 14, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, January 15, at 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, January 18, at 8 p.m.
- Thursday, January 19, at 8 p.m.
- Sunday, January 22, at 7 p.m.<p>
Doors open 30 minutes before each performance.
Based on Ilene Beckerman’s bestselling book and set on stage by screen scribes Nora and Delia Ephron, Love, Loss, and What I Wore unfolds the poignant and funny stories behind the clothes women wear. This January’s permutation of a rotating cast boasts Tony winner Lillias White, Emmy-crowned Nancy Dussault, and silver- and small-screen vet Veanne Cox in a production aimed at ladies and their allies aged 11 and up. One hundred minutes of stories about fitting-room afflictions, bra-buying trauma, and coping with mascot-costume separation anxiety fill an experience that the New York Times describes as “a big bowl of buttered popcorn.” At times heartwarming, at others heartbreaking, Ephron’s loosely knit network of narratives shows the wry but gentle touch seen in her films When Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle. Audience members are also encouraged to bring their own gently used purses, accessories, and resumés for donation in the lobby.