The two casts of ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’ are ready for opening night on Friday.
Opening Friday, the latest production by Carson Valley Community Theatre, “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” focuses on the memories evoked by clothing.
“Do you have a sweater, T-shirt, dress, hat or shoes that remind you of a certain time or occasion?” producers asked. “Do you remember what you wore to your first day of school, your prom, when you got married, or at a favorite event? Do you wonder why women spend so much time thinking about clothing?”
This play was written By Nora and Delia Ephron, based on the 1995 book of the same name written by Ilene Beckerman. The play presents a look at the life of Gingy, and the clothing that impacted her and her friends and family. It has humor – lots of humor, reflection, excitement, sadness and all the feelings that go with life.
This show is being presented by Carson Valley Community Theatre with two different casts: the Glamour Girls and the Drama Queens. “We had so many wonderful women audition for this production, that we decided to go with two casts to give as many women as possible a chance to be in this production,” according to the theater company. “Both casts are extremely talented and are great fun. We have several new members in our group in this production, and some other folks you will recognize from past shows.”
Because of the topic, there is some adult language and themes in this production, so it may not be appropriate for children under 16. On Sept. 15 there will be an opening night reception with cake and champagne.
“We are also trying something new for this show. We are offering a Thursday night performance, with pay-what-you-can pricing,” according to the company. “This means you can attend our production for whatever amount you would like to donate to us. It’s the same show, we’re just trying to let as many people see it as possible.”
Ticket pricing for other shows ranges from $18-21 in advance, and tickets are $25-30 at the door.
“Love, Loss and What I Wore opens Friday and runs for two weekends. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The pay-what-you-can show is Sept 21. All shows are at the CVIC Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave.
Visit www.carsonvalleycommunitytheatre.org for more information, and to purchase tickets.