It’s the Central Coast premiere of a play by a celebrated pair of script-writing sisters, plus the first show in a newly renovated performance space.
“Love, Loss and What I Wore” by Nora and Delia Ephron opens a four-weekend run in the Cambria Center for the Arts Theatre Friday night, April 19.
In the “dramedy,” five talented women who will touch your funny-bones and hearts with their memories of memorable occasions of their lives and what they were wearing at the time weaving threads of tales into a tapestry of wit, joy and sorrow.
Delia Ephron has written many books, magazine articles and movie scripts, including “You’ve Got Mail” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” Film credits for Nora, who died in 2012, include “Silkwood,” “When Harry Met Sally” and “Sleepless in Seattle.”
“Love, Loss and What I Wore ran two and half years off-Broadway and won a Drama Desk award.”
The CCA production features Cambria residents Roxane Brodnick, Jan Callner, Mary-Ann Maloof and Joyce Renshaw and Morro Bay resident Janice Peters.
The theater has been in the throes of renovation since January. Installation of a thrust stage gives players an additional 12 feet of working room.
The theater is currently asking for contributions to pay for installation of seats acquired when the Performing Arts Center in San Luis Obispo put new seats in its concert hall. Every $100 tax-deductible donation buys an arm for a seat.
A new, state-of-the-art stage lighting system is due for installation in June as a senior community project from the senior class of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Cal Poly.
The theater is also seeking volunteers to help with lighting, sound, stage management, props, costumes, makeup and other tasks.
For details, contact theater Director Nancy Green at 927-5951 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’
7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, April 19 through May 12 Cambria Center for the Arts, 1350 Main St., Cambria
General admission is $15 for April 19 preview; otherwise $20
All shows $15 for Allied Arts Association members, $5 for students (both require ID)
Tickets available at brownpapertickets.com, (800) 838-3006 and at the center box office from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays
More information: 927-5951 or 203-5072