‘Love Loss and What I Wore’ to be performed in Utica

Published Oct 18, 2018 at 4:00pm

UTICA — Outcast International will present “Love Loss and What I Wore” at The Other Side, 2011 Genesee St., Oct. 25-28, as it prepares to participate in its 3rd Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019.

The play, written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron and based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman won the 2010 Drama Desk Award and Audience Award for Favorite New Off-Broadway play.

It is performed as a series of funny, compelling and bittersweet monologues. “Love Loss and What I Wore” is a scrapbook of stories about unfortunate prom dresses, traumatic lighting in fitting rooms, high heels, short skirts, ugly purses, the existential need to wear black, and the inevitable state of never having anything to wear.

The play is directed by Thom Capozzella and features performances by Susan Lincoln, Stephanie Mazloom, Hana Meyers,, Leslie Reilly, Sarah Sterling and Eileen Tiller-Clanton.

Tiller-Clanton, also the Outcast producer, was able to bring together several local partners to offer a theater ticket that also provides local retailer discounts and free entry into exciting raffle drawings at every show. “The play is lovely, and with so many opportunities just steps away from the venue to eat, drink and win prizes, this even is going to be an awesome time for all.”

Tickets are $15 if purchased at the Cafe Domenico or online at www.outcasttheater.com, or $20 at the door. Curtain is 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 through Oct. 27, and 1 and 4 p.m. on Oct. 28.

Outcast will apply proceeds from the show and raffle towards their 2019 Edinburgh trip.

The company was founded in Munich 1995 and until 2002 offered authentic, English-language theater in dozens of European venues. In 2009 Outcast presented its first U.S. production in Central New York, and since then has brought 18 plays and musicals to various local stages. In 2015 Outcast performed in Scotland, and in 2017 in both Germany and Scotland.