MOLINE, ILLINOIS (April 21, 2021) — The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline presents Love, Loss and What I Wore, opening April 22 and running through May 1. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 7:30PM, and Sunday, 2PM. Tickets are $13 on Thursdays and $16 every other performance. Social-distancing and Illinois health standards are followed.
The piece is presented as a series of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes, and memory covering all the important subjects — mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses, and why we only wear black. Based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman and adapted for the stage by Nora and Delia Ephron.
The Black Box Theatre production stars Susan Perrin-Sallak, Kimberly Kurtenbach, Kayla Jo Pulliam, Angela Rathman, Joanna Mills, and Liz Coin. Love, Loss and What I Wore is directed and designed by Black Box Co-founder Lora Adams, with lighting design by co-founder David Miller and construction by Michael Kopriva.
Critics called it “Funny, compelling… Brought down the house… but [the play] is not a comedy: A story about black cowboy boots becomes a sad tale of being underappreciated in a relationship; a tale of two women shopping for their wedding outfits ends bittersweetly; and the recollection of a new bra is a quiet testament to a women’s search for dignity while undergoing treatment for breast cancer.” — NY Times.
“So funny and so powerful; so dear and sweet; so remindful of our female wiles, our worries, our insecurities, our remembrances of mother, father, sisters, brothers, lovers — I think it can’t miss.” — WowOwow.com.