Watching this play brings back memories of Vagina Monologues with a focus on clothes (instead of Vaginas) as witness to memorable events in a woman's life. Each of the women shares her story and memories about Bras, Boots, Purses, Birkenstocks, the Madonna era, etc.
Yes, it is a show for women, but the guys could learn a few things to understand women a little better. This is one of those shows where it starts the discussion and you finish it by sharing your own reflections after the show.
It is a straight 90-minute play with one setting (see photo) where the top 5 actresses in Philippine Theater read through their monologues and occasionally interact with the other women.
It is always fun to watch Menchu Lauchengo-Yulo's performance because she really embodies the role and empathizes with all the characters she portrays.
My favorite is Bituin Escalante's sharp and witty portrayal of Mary in Fat/Thin segment, and her solo on the "I Hate my Purse" story of Nora.
Lastly, I personally love the segments on "The Bra", "Madonna" and "I Just Want to Say".
This is highly recommended for a romantic theater date! (Catch its limited run only this weekend!)
Love, Loss, and What I Wore
Starring Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo, Cathy Azanza-Dy, Liza Infante-Robinson, Bituin Escalante, and Jay Valencia-Glorioso. Directed by Michael Williams and Cathy Azanza-Dy.
The sensational Off-Broadway show Love, Loss, and What I Wore, written by Nora Ephron (When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle) and Delia Ephron (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Hanging Up), vividly recounts a selection of comic and heartwarming stories from different women who remember key moments in their lives through the clothes they wore. The show is based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, and has featured notable actresses such as Jane Lynch (Glee); Rosie O'Donell, Brooke Shields (Blue Lagoon, Grease); Betty White (Golden Girls); RitaWilson, Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray), Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls); Fran Drescher (The Nanny); Alicia Silverstone (Clueless); Jamie Lynn Siegler (The Sopranos and Entourage), to name just a few.
Limited Engagement: January 20, 21 and 22, 2012.
Time: Shows are at 8pm on Friday and Saturday, with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:30pm.
Venue: Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, 4th Floor, RCBC Plaza, Makati City
Tickets: P1,200 for Orchestra Center, P1,000 for Orchestra Side and Loge, and P500 for Balcony.
Telephone: +632 2150788 or 8919999 for ticket inquiries.
Mobile: +63 917 537-8313
Facebook: CTE Productions
Live an Awesome Life,
Full Disclosure: We got complimentary tickets to watch the show, courtesy of our theater friend, Ria from CTE Productions.
P.S. Don't miss the limited run of Love, Loss and What I Wore this weekend only!