'Love, Loss and What I Wore' by Nora and Delia Ephron

Staged by Port Perry's Borelians Community Theatre

Courtesy of Borelians Community Theatre

Press Release

(Photo of the cast of 'Love, Loss and What I Wore voguing! Of course, the plays speaks about Madonna)

Pictured back row left to right: Brenda DeJong, Amy Caughlin, Lara Stokes
Front row left to right: Annette Stokes-Harris, Joanne Norman, Carolyn Goff

A Touching and Hilarious Play for Everyone

It seems so long ago that the Borelians welcomed our audiences in Town Hall 1873 Port Perry and join us on a journey. So when we selected our first fully staged piece since the pandemic closures we were sure to pick one to delight, amuse and touch our audiences in a heartwarming, laugh-out-loud experience.

There’s no better way to welcome everyone back than with ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’ by Delia and Nora Ephron, an intimate piece of theatre featuring a collection of stories scripted by these two ladies. ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’ is a funny and compelling play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and memory covering all subjects - mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black. The play is based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman.

Here’s what some of the Borelians actors have to say about the play:

“I have had many pieces of clothing throughout my life that I am sentimental about, mostly because of the memories they bring up for me, but the ones that mean most are the pieces I have that were my Mom’s. I think many of us can relate to putting on a sweater our mom once wore, feeling her around us and remembering how much she taught us and how wonderful her love felt.”
-Joanne Norman

“I feel like every rehearsal ends up with us sharing our own stories with each other. Someone’s character has a speech that resonates and we all end up talking about an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction or what our ‘style’ in high school said about us. I think the play will be like that for everyone - the audience will see themselves in these stories. They’ll go out for drinks after the show and talk about their first bra. It will be great.”
-Amy Caughlin.

From the Director, Helen Coughlin:
“Every character has a story filled with joyous, heartwarming and endearing memories. Often the memories stir up recollections about our own journeys from childhood through middle age. Sometimes we laugh; sometimes we cry, as we recall our prom dates, favourite outfits, friends, husbands, sisters, and mothers, in good times and in bad. As we unravel the lives of our children, we realize that we are all on this journey together, sharing more than we had ever imagined before.”

‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’ will be onstage at Town Hall 1873 Port Perry October 14, 15, 21 and 22 with matinees on Saturday afternoons. Tickets are $24/each. Special rates for groups of six or more are available. To learn more about the Borelians, visit www.borelians.ca.

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