Ephron Sisters Play Big Hit at Elmwood Playhouse With All Women Cast

BY GEORGE J. DACRE

“Love, Loss and What I Wore” at Elmwood Playhouse in Nyack is is a hilarious piece of theatre. A collaboration of Nora and Delia Ephron based on a book by Ilene Beckerman featuring various skits (there are 28 scenes), the cast delivers some very funny observations of their lives and loves relating to the clothes they wore at the times depicted.

It ranges from bathrobes to bras, to boots to sweaters, to shirts to paper dresses, to heels to purses and to the color black. Elmwood producers Lori Adelson and Mara-Lynne Brenner put togther a very talented group of women comediennes and actors to be directed by Bobbi Schevitz in a cleverly presented production that had the packed house in stitches for more than two hours Saturday night.

The several scenes utilized the talents of Helen Boyadjian, Ebon’ee Collens, Anita Crooks, Jeanmarie Garver, Rachel Gordon, Delores Hodesblatt, Katherine Matheson, Carmela Mondello, Carol Napier, Christine Otero and Jeanne Tamara in a fast-paced presentation. The women lament the turmoil that comes with their lifelong need to impress and look good for their men and the world in general including their mothers.

The Ephron sisters, the authors , make it all seem funny, but it is sometimes sad and men do not fare too well in the comedic presentations. The 11 women in the cast show a great talent in delivering their parts and the audience reacted to many one liners that were delivered. It will play weekends through February 8. I rate “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” Three Out of Four Stars!!!

Tickets at Elmwoodplayhouse.com or 845-323-1313.