Love, Loss, and What I Wore

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My sister and I had a great night out last week at the Hub Theatre Company production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Based on a book by Ilene Beckerman, with a script written by Delia and Nora Ephron, the play is a series of stories told by an ensemble of five women.

The stories are anchored by memories of the clothes they wore, but are really about the relationships and memories that have been significant in the women’s lives. Some of the stories brought tears to our eyes, while others had us laughing out loud. Among the diverse stories, there is sure to be something that resonated with every one in the audience, however the perspective was from a woman’s point of view, and there was plenty of material referencing the particular pressures women face. The performances were incredibly powerful, and the intimate setting allowed us to feel connected to the characters in a really authentic way. The evening gave us a chance to see life from a different perspective, and also made us think about the moments that have been integral in defining our own identity (and the clothes we wore!).

The Hub Theatre Company of Boston is in its debut season. Tickets are pay-what-you-can to encourage a diverse audience (with their “sweet spot” at about $20), and gently worn women’s clothing will be accepted at each performance to be donated to charity. I definitely recommend Love, Loss, and What I Wore. There are only seven more performance dates, so don’t wait too long to buy tickets!

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Love, Loss, and What I Wore. First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street. Showing July 25-28 and August 1-3. For more information and tickets, check out the Hub Theatre Company website.

Image Credit: Sara Plum Photography

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