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Geffen Playhouse's LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE Closes 7/4

Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss and What I Wore, an intimate collection of stories covering some of life's most poignant moments and their corresponding wardrobe, is playing at the Geffen Playhouse's Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater. The evening of vignettes, which is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman as well as personal reminiscences from the Ephrons and their friends, features a rotating cast of five actresses who share tales that every woman can relate to. Love, Loss and What I Wore will close on July 4, 2010.


The Geffen Playhouse's first cast (May 11 – June 6) includes Emmy Award winning actress Carol Kane best known for her role on Taxi and her recent Broadway stint in Wicked, Tracee Ellis Ross, Groundlings grad and television regular, and film actress/producer Rita Wilson who recently finished the role of Roxie in Broadway's Chicago. Both Ross and Wilson appeared in the lauded New York production of Love, Loss and What I Wore. Two more actresses are yet to be announced for the first half of the run.

"We're thrilled to be opening Love Loss and What I Wore at the Geffen Playhouse," said creators Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron. "We grew up in Los Angeles, and all our early clothing memories happened there, like the matching outfits our mother bought us – black velvet dresses with lace collars, bathrobes to wear over our swim suits, ruffled skirts with midriff tops, and the pink prom dress we both wore, four years apart, to our Beverly Hills High School proms."

Love, Loss and What I Wore is simultaneously running off-Broadway where it is produced by Daryl Roth. Originally directed by Karen Carpenter, the show opened in October 2009 and is still playing to sold-out houses. Cast members have included Samantha Bee, Kristin Chenoweth, Tyne Daly, Janeane Garofalo, Michelle Lee, Natasha Lyonne, Jane Lynch, Rosie O'Donnell and Rhea Perlman. Jenny Sullivan has signed on to direct the production for the Geffen Playhouse. Staged with a focus on storytelling, the actresses sit side-by-side with script in-hand, deftly guiding the audience through an evening of humor, nostalgia and, of course, fashion.

Ticket prices for preview performances are $59 and range from $69 to $74 for the regular run. Tickets are on sale now at the Geffen Playhouse box office or by calling (310) 208-5454.


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