Love, Loss and What I Wore follows fragmented stories about the nostalgic power of women’s clothing. A starry cast of seven 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. 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.
This is a play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all the important subjects—mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. Based on the best-selling book by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron.