Love, Loss and What I Wore
by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron
Directed by: Leigh Matthews Bock
Audition Dates: Mar. 27, 28, 29, 2023
(Great show for busy actors, with only 15 rehearsals over the 6 weeks (memorization is not required, but helpful in certain places within the script). As actors, it will make you think, laugh and get you talking. It will do the same for our audiences. Not accepting any conflicts due to the shortened rehearsal schedule. Email Leighmbock@comcast.net for the rehearsal schedule.)
Performances: May 12, 13, 14(m), 18, 19, 20, 2023
A play of interactive monologues, Love, Loss, and What I Wore covers a lot of territory linked by the common thread of what was worn at key moments in women’s lives. There’s the unfortunate prom dress, the evils of fitting rooms, the inability to find anything in your messy purse, searching for a bridal gown, and the trauma of bra shopping for the first time. The stories are all deeply personal, yet oddly enough, universal.
Leigh Matthews Bock – joined the world of Community Theatre with her first audition and role at Albany Civic Theater in 2002. For the seven years that followed, she acted in such shows as Arsenic and Old Lace, The Diary of Anne Frank, Of Mice and Men and Steel Magnolias and worked behind the scenes in various shows in nearly every capacity. In 2009, Leigh began directing her first show, Mornings at Seven, and quickly fell in love with storytelling from the director’s point of view. She just recently completed directing for the twenty-third time and feels blessed beyond measure to have worked with so many talented actors and designers. Leigh counts herself fortunate to have directed in five Willamette Valley theatres and can’t believe her luck at getting to direct Love, Loss, and What I Wore at Albany Civic Theater. It will be her fifth, and final time, directing this witty and compelling script.
Cast of Characters
5-6 Women, ages 18 – 80, any and all ethnicities, playing multiple roles.