International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8. It is the focal point of the women’s movement around the world. Its celebration ranges from being a public holiday in some countries to being ignored elsewhere. This March, the Heritage Village Theater Guild will honor women around the world, by performing an all-women, staged-reading, “Love, Loss, and What I Wore.” It is just the kind of intimate, candid and relatable experience you’d expect from the sibling writing team of Nora and Delia Ephron. Presented in a series of nostalgic vignettes, several women share with us clothing from their closets that have a very powerful and personal connection to their experiences of life and love. The story is narrated by Gingy, a wise older woman who reminisces about what she wore at milestones in her life. With odes to black clothing, cowboy boots, purses, and outfits that make mothers cringe, plan to join us on this enjoyable and poignant journey through heartbreak to laugh-out-loud funny.
Director Maureen Denver has created an ensemble cast of 14 actresses – each with her own story to tell. Village resident Marcia Brooker brings the show’s main character, Gingy, to life.
Love, Loss and What I Wore will be presented the weekend of March 6-March 8. Matinees on Friday and Sunday at 2 p.m.; Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale beginning Feb. 17 at the Activities Desk for $10/ticket. Call the Activities Office at 203-264-9644, ext. 1, for more information. These performances are open to all.