Call this cast a girl squad and a sisterhood.
With potent direction by Paula Plum and based on the bestselling memoir by Ilene Beckerman, Hub Theatre Company of Boston presents Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s semi-interactive production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore live and in person at Club Café in Boston, Massachusetts through Saturday, August 5. This show is 90 minutes with no intermission and pay-what-you-can tickets are available. It occasionally contains adult and unfiltered language. Purchase a drink during this show and Club Café also offers a full menu. Click here for more information and for tickets.
The name Nora Ephron must ring a bell. She was a famous award-winning rom-com journalist, writer, and filmmaker best known for 1983’s Silkwood, 1989’s When Harry Met Sally as well as 90s rom com classics Sleepless and Seattle and You’ve Got Mail before co-writing the screenplay for Julie and Julia in 2009. Ephron’s signature style tackled the seriousness of life with a lighthearted demeanor and always found some relatable humor along the way. With her sister Delia, Nora lends that empowering humor and charm to Love, Loss, and What I Wore.
One of the greatest strengths of Love, Loss and What I Wore is the ensemble’s beautiful camaraderie. Love Loss and What I Wore has a gift for eloquently associating fashion with life’s bittersweet challenges. Portraying several ages while sharing that walk down memory lane is Nettie Chickering, Barbara Douglass, Lauren Elias, Evelyn Holley, and June Kfoury. Dressed in chic black by Kat Lawrence, they allow their vibrant experiences to take center stage. From fashion faux pas to that eternally favorite garment, five women lay bare their fondest memories and insecurities. It is a love letter to growing up and growing older in all of its wonder and complications.
To an array of lighthearted club hits between scenes, this dynamic group share silly, sad, courageous and important stories with collaborative flair and wistfulness. They dance, grieve, conspire, tease, support and relate to each other all while discussing everything from relationships to family to roommates to the trials and tribulations of being a woman in a fun loving and deeply personal manner. A few lighter moments include witnessing Lauren Elias and her hilarious and empathetic comments about carrying a purse, Douglass’s wise and humorous motherly advice, and the sheer joy and supportive manner in which these women appreciate each other’s company. However, what stirs the production the most is contained in this group’s most significant challenges. The stories they share are raw, honest, at times rueful, and may seem familiar as well.
With Talia Elise’s dazzling lighting powering a bright and cheerful set which includes glowing string lights, a luminous neon hanger, shimmering disco ball, multicolor boas, and an illustrated clothing rack by Justin Lahue and Maggie Shivers plus a wonderful dose of nostalgia, Love Loss and What I Wore is a captivating experience into life’s surprises and how to discover what is truly important.
Hub Theatre Company of Boston presents Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron’s semi-interactive production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore live and in person at Club Café in Boston, Massachusetts through Saturday, August 5. This show is 90 minutes with no intermission and pay-what-you-can tickets are available. It occasionally contains adult and unfiltered language. Click here for more information and for tickets.