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Brighton Coffee House and Theatre and Wilde Theatre opens Ephron play 3/1-3/3

Review February 26, 2019 David Kiley

BRIGHTON, Mich.–The Brighton Coffee House and Theatre opens its first professional production this weekend March 1-3 with Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss & What I Wore.

BCAT owner owner Amy Goller I the owner of BCAT and Lynn Wilde Concannon, is the founder and Artistic Director of A Wilde Theatre.

In addition to Goller,  Shannon Broadwell, Shannon Smith Egenolf, Laura Mandernack, Kez Settle and Julie Yolles are featured in the show.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a play written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman. It is organized as a series of monologues and uses a rotating cast of five principal women. The subject matter of the monologues includes women’s relationships and wardrobes and at times the interaction of the two, using the female wardrobe as a time capsule of a woman’s life.

The show was initially presented as a part of the 2008 summer series at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York, and then as a benefit series at the DR2 Theatre in New York in early 2009. Later the same year, the show was produced Off-Broadway as an ongoing commercial theatrical production at the Westside Theatre in New York, where it continues to run as the second-longest running show in the theatre’s history. The production and its cast received positive critical attention. The production won the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience as well as the 2010 Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite New Off-Broadway Play.

Reserved seats for $35 can be purchased online at www.awildetheatre.com or by going in person to the Brighton Coffeehouse and Theater at

306 W. Main Street, Brighton, Michigan 48116. The proceeds of this fundraiser event will help to cover play royalties for the 2019 season.