Love, Loss, and What I Wore

By Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron
Book by Ilene Beckerman
Directed by: Sandy Gertz
March 7, 8. 9. and 10, 2013

The Cast

The Cast - Susie Fillipo, Sandy Gertz, Kit Malloy, Mary Hansen and Bridget Grotberg

An intimate collection of vignettes and monologues based on the best selling book of the same name.  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.

Director Sandy Gertz not only directs but also take a role in the play written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the book by Ilene Beckerman.  The play has been described by the New York Times review as “funny, compelling… brought down the house.”  And Variety said, “Funny, powerful, sweet and saucy, goes right to the heart, soul and vanity of every women, young or old. The Theatre North cast includes Susie Fillipo, Gertz, Kit Malloy, Mary Hansen and Bridget Grotberg.  Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love Loss and What I Wore has been an international hit. With its compulsively entertaining subject matter this intimate collection of stories played on Broadway for two and a half years. The show uses clothing and accessories and memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to.

The local production was also a part of the International Women’s Day Celebration on March 9th.  This half day event created to honor women was a collaboration with Gogebic Community College, Aspirus Grand View and Theatre North.  The day featured speakers, activities, health screenings, refreshments, and lunch.  The day ended with a fashion show, dessert and door prizes and the cast of the show joined 20 other models who modeled fashions from: Abelmans, Leather and Gift, Maurices, K-Mart, Dunhams, Steep Creek, Z-Place and Uncommon Good.  Children and adult fashion were featured including dress, casual, active wear, accessories and prom dresses.