Photo Flash: First Look at First Folio Theatre's LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE
First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the international hit play LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, currently in previews and opening this Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m., running through April 25, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!
The poignant comedy, based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman, is written by Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally... and Sleepless in Seattle) and her sister, Delia Ephron, her co-collaborator on the successful filmsYou've Got Mail and Hanging Up. Directed by First Folio Theatre Artistic Associate Rachel Lambert, LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE stars Lydia Berger (The Merry Wives of Windsor and Jeeves Takes a Bow at First Folio Theatre), Barbara Figgins (Hedda Gabler at Writers Theatre and Jeff Award winner for The History Boys a TimeLine Theatre Co.), Melanie Keller (Salvage, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night at First Folio Theatre), and Hayley L. Rice (Laughter on the 23rdFloor and The Rainmaker at First Folio Theatre).
LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE was the 2010 Drama Desk Award winner for Unique Theatrical Experience and the 2010 Broadway.com Audience Award winner for Favorite New Off-Broadway Play. LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE reflects on the lives of five women and the vivid memories that their clothing conjures. From Brownie uniforms to first bras to prom dresses to that iconic little black dress, women have both beautiful and heart-wrenching stories that are attached to certain articles in their wardrobe. LOVE,LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE explores those breathtaking moments and is sure to resonate with women of all ages who will identify with the wry observations throughout the heartfelt play.
Lighting Design is by Kevin Allinder, Scenic Design is by Joanna Iwanicka, Sound Design is by First Folio Theatre Artistic Associate Christopher Kriz, and Costume Design is by Lambert.
All performances take place at the Mayslake Peabody Estate, located at 1717 W 31st St., off Rt. 83, in Oak Brook. First Folio is easy to get to from via the East-West Tollway (I-88) or the Stevenson Expressway (I-55). Free parking is available on the grounds. Preview tickets are $22. Regular priced tickets are $29 Wednesdays and Thursdays (seniors and students are $25), and $39 on Fridays through Sundays (seniors and students are $35). Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 630.986.8067 or online at www.firstfolio.org.