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Love, Loss and What I Wore
Love, Loss and What I Wore, Westside Theatre Downstairs, NYC Show Poster

Love, Loss and What I Wore

Westside Theatre Downstairs

80 minutes (no Intermission)

This show has closed.

Featuring all-star casts, Love, Loss and What I Wore uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to.

Theater Info

407 West 43rd Street
New York, NY
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Important Dates

On Sale
Sep 01, 2009
Sep 21, 2009
Oct 01, 2009
Mar 25, 2012

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for Love, Loss and What I Wore

Love, Loss and What I Wore follows fragmented stories about the nostalgic power of women’s clothing. A starry cast of five women enrobed in chic black sit on stools and tell funny, wistful and universal memories about their families and loved ones through the prism of their closets. The throughline is narrated by Gingy, a wise older woman who reminisces about what she wore at milestones in her life—complete with sketches of the styles. Like a long heart-to-heart with your best friend over coffee, the conversation meanders from a bittersweet story of a stepmother wearing the same style bathrobe as her husband’s late wife (to the dismay of the children) to a couple’s musings of what they wore on their wedding day to a rant about loathing the need to carry a purse. With odes to black clothing, cowboy boots and outfits that makes mothers cringe, Love, Loss and What I Wore is unabashedly girly—in a good way.


for Love, Loss and What I Wore

"A great girly show. Impeccable timing and droll delivery."

Review by Marilyn Stasio from Variety

"Nora and Delia Ephron are literary alchemists expert at mixing the sentimental and the satirical and turning out something poignant."

Review by John Simon from Bloomberg Radio

"Breezy and enjoyable. A show about matters of the heart and matters of the closet."

Review by Charles Isherwood from The New York Times


for Love, Loss and What I Wore
Written by
Delia Ephron and Nora Ephron
Based on the book by
Ilene Beckerman
Karen Carpenter
Set Designer
Jo Winiarski
Costume Designer
Ren LaDassor
Lighting Designer
Jeff Croiter