Calliope Auditions: Love, Loss and What I Wore

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Calliope announces auditions for Love, Loss and What I Wore, a comedy by Nora and Delia Ephron.

Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, this 2010 Drama Desk Award-winning play focuses on the nostalgic power of women’s clothing. A cast of five women entertains the audience with funny, wistful, and endearing memories about families and loved ones through the prism of their closets. Like a long heart-to-heart chat with a best friend over coffee, the conversations meander from a bittersweet story of a stepmother wearing the same style bathrobe as her husband’s late wife, to a couple’s musings about what they wore on their wedding day, to a rant about loathing the need to carry a purse, and includes odes to black clothing, cowboy boots, and outfits that makes mothers cringe.

The Cast

  • 5 Women

    The Directors

    Karen Josbacher, Dave Ludt

    The Rehearsals

    Monday and Wednesday evenings, beginning Septembr 8, 2021, for 5 weeks. Performers will portray various characters.

    The Performances

    October 7 - 17:

  • 7:30 pm performances on Thu., Fri., Sat. (Thursday first weekend only)
  • 2:00 pm matinee performances on Sundays
  • The Auditions

  • Saturday, July 24, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 25, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    The casting will be ethnically and culturally diverse. We are looking to cast a diverse blend of women in a range of adult ages and sizes. Each woman must be able to vocally create a series of distinct characters.

    Auditions will consist of readings from the script:

    Scene 4: Rosie - The Bathrobe

    Scene 5: Holly - Holly's Story

    Scene 8: Stephanie - The Prom Dress

    Scene 10: Nancy - The Gang Sweater

    Scene 11: Merrill - Boots

    Scene 13: Pam - The Shirt

    Scene 15: Lynne - Lynne's Story

    Scene 19: Annie - Annie's Story

    Scene 21: Heather - Shoes

    Scene 23: Nora - I hate my Purse

    Scene 7: Clothesline - The Bra

    Purchase a script ($10) from Dramatists Play Service.

    Purchase a script ($10) from Amazon.

    Auditionees must have received COVID-19 vaccination(s).


    The Characters

    Gingy: Herself

    Woman 1: Gingy's Mother, Nancy's Mother, Rosie, Lynne, Mary, Nora, Doctor

    Woman 2: Nancy, Stephanie, Liz, Annie, Eve's Shrink, Woman, Amand

    Woman 3: Alex's Mother, Holly, Merrill, Older Sister, Pam, Dora, Eve, Lisa, Geralyn

    Woman 4: Alex, Nancy, Younger Sister, Mary's Mother, Heather

    For additional information, or to schedule an audition appointment by phone, please call Calliope Productions at (508) 869-6887.