What women think when looking in the closet

LLWW Cast PhotoHere’s a small excerpt from the upcoming comedy, Love Loss and What I Wore, presented by the South Okanagan Amateur Players this March.

Imagine four women standing in front of their clothes closets, wondering what to wear. What goes through their minds?

I have nothing to wear.


Nothing fits me.

Why did I buy this?

Why can’t I find anything in my closet?

I hate my clothes.

I have to clean out my closet.

I should throw this away. After all I haven’t worn it in two years —

— three years.

— five years.

My mother gave me this. Who does she think I am?

Why didn’t I hang this up? Now I have to iron it!

Who did I think I was when I bought this?

Do men ever go through this — choosing the sweater, unchoosing the sweater, choosing the sweater….?

Of course they don’t.

What’s wrong with me?

I have nothing to wear.

I have nothing to wear.

I have nothing to wear.


Love Loss and What I Wore traces Gingy’s  life story, as she uses her clothing as a metaphor for the triumphs and tragedies in her life. Interspersed with her memories are several vignettes  about twenty-eight other women (portrayed by the four other cast members) and their relationships with boyfriends, sisters, mothers, fathers,  spouses,  each other, and their clothes.

Love Loss and What I Wore by Nora and Delia Ephron will be performed March 1 -2 at Summerland Centre Stage, March 8 -9 at Osoyoos (OSS) Minitheatre , and March 15 – 16 at Oliver Seniors Centre. Tickets are $18 Adults, and $15 Seniors and Students. On sale now at Sundance Video in Oliver, Your Dollar Store with More in Osoyoos, Dragon’s Den in Penticton, and The Sweet Tooth Cafe in Summerland. Also available at the door, seats permitting.

More info available at SOAP @ telus.net or 250-498-3597.

Photo: Christine Rothwell, Robin Stille, Linda Lobb, Penelope Johnson, and Tracey Granger “hang” out on stage. (Credit: Jen Jensen)