Ellipse Theatre Community Brings Smash Hit Love, Loss & What I Wore to a Stage Near You

(Poster by Craig Brauner)

From Nora Ephron, the writer of When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail, comes the hilarious and heartfelt Love, Loss and What I Wore. Produced by Bend’s own Ellipse Theater Community (ETC) as a traveling show, the play will light up multiple venues in Central Oregon over its seven-show run.

Based on the bestselling book by Ilene Beckerman, Love, Loss and What I Wore first premiered in 2008 as an intimate play of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, clothes and the memories they provoke — mothers, prom dresses, buying bras, hating purses and why we eventually default to wearing all black, all the time. From the hilarious to the bittersweet, these stories will invite laughter, knowing smiles and perhaps even a few wistful tears.

Love, Loss and What I Wore will be the first production from ETC, a newly formed 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission of “bringing theatre to the local and surrounding communities,” according to director and ETC founding member Debbie Levin. “Being a mobile organization that is not confined to a cemented physical location allows ETC to reach those within and outside of our community instead of expecting them to come to us.”

ETC is hosting a fundraising campaign to offset production costs of Love, Loss and I What I Wore. “I always say that in order to do the art of theatre, one has to do the business of theatre and much of that business relies, quite frankly, on much appreciated donations,” says Levin.

Casting and ticket information for Love, Loss and What I Wore will be announced in the coming weeks. For more details, please visit etcbend.org or follow @etcbend on Facebook and Instagram. Please visit gofund.me/6c5a76c6 to donate.

The Mission of Ellipse Theatre Community seeks to build a supportive and artistically aware community through the performing arts and education. The Vision of Ellipse Theatre Community seeks to dynamically create community through entertainment, education and diverse perspectives for cultural enlightenment. They strive and will encourage all to lead, create and learn from their core values of Collaboration, Outreach, Relevance and Excellence. With these as their foundation, they intend to create quality theatre for an inspired and evolving community — “one stage at a time.”

Ellipse Theatre Community is committed to building a creative and dynamic community that celebrates individual differences and treats everyone with fairness and respect. Inclusion, Diversity, Equality and Accessibility are essential to Ellipse Theatre Community as they believe the unique perspectives and experiences throughout our community are invaluable to achieving ETC’s Mission and Vision. Ellipse Theatre Community will not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other category protected by federal, state or local regulations.


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