Live theater gives humanity a safe environment in which to confront their own deepest fears and hopes, freeing them to laugh, cry, and unburden themselves of tomato surpluses. Laud live performance with today's Groupon: for $45, you get one ticket to Love, Loss, and What I Wore at the Westside Theatre (a $79 value).
To purchase, click on “buy,” and you’ll be directed to a www.Broadwayoffers.com landing page where you must enter the promotional code LLGPON86, which will allow you to purchase up to eight tickets.
Based on Ilene Beckerman's bestselling book, and written by Nora and Delia Ephron, Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a poignant and funny collection of vignettes and monologues. The current cast features all-star players Tichina Arnold (Everybody Hates Chris), Margaret Colin (Gossip Girl), Alicia Goranson (Roseanne), Ann Harada (Avenue Q), and Maria Tucci (Mary Stuart) through December 5. Didi Conn (Grease), Kate Flannery (The Office), Loretta Swit (MAS*H), and Mary Testa (Eat Pray Love) star December 8 through January 9. Each use clothing and accessories as the jumping-off point for stories about the most pivotal moments in their lives, be it a humorous anecdote about shopping for wedding dresses or harrowing tales about narrowly escaping the vicious jaws of a last-season alligator pump. A portion of the production's proceeds will benefit Dress for Success, an organization that outfits low-income women with work clothing and job support. Audience members are also welcome to donate gently used purses and accessories in the theatre lobby.
The intimate Westside Theatre puts patrons up close to the performers so that you can see what they are indeed wearing. Due to the correspondingly thin density of the fourth wall, latecomers will not be seated. The adult content of the show makes it inappropriate for children ages 11 and under, and children under the age of 4 will not be allowed in the theatre unless they're rocking an awesome mustache.
- Written by Nora and Delia Ephron and based on the book by Ilene Beckerman, the show is a scrapbook of stories about unfortunate prom dresses, the traumatic lighting in fitting rooms, high heels, short skirts and the existential state of having nothing to wear. Accessorizing these tales — which are mostly comic but often sad or sentimental too — are the mothers who disapprove, the men who disappear, the sisters who’ve got your back. – Charles Isherwood, New York Times
- Watching Ephron's charismatic and beautifully observed play makes you realize and celebrate that every woman everywhere faces a challenge with clothes, but it's a fight worth picking.
– Lily Bevan, Huffington Post
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