‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ opens Feb. 7

By Laura Moore
Special to The PREVIEW

Photo courtesy Annie Jacobi “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” performer Annie Jacobi in her memorable wedding dress. 

Photo courtesy Annie Jacobi
“Love, Loss, and What I Wore” performer Annie Jacobi in her memorable wedding dress.

Thingamajig Theatre Company is opening their fourth show of the Winter Season on Feb. 7.

“Love, Loss, and What I Wore,” a play written by Nora Ephron (“When Harry Met Sally”) and sister Delia Ephron (“You’ve Got Mail”), is an intimate collection of stories based on the best selling book by Ilene Beckerman, as well as recollections of Ephron’s friends.

The play uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to.

The production is performed by a stellar cast of locals including Kathy Isberg, Jann Pitcher, Kathy Keyes, Lizz Baldwin, Annie Jacobi, Pat Doocy and Sharina Ramsey. Baldwin (“Sylvia”) and Ramsey (“Doubt,” “Vagina Monologues,” “Chicago,” “Office Space” and “The Full Monty”) have performed on the Thingamajig stage before, many folks have seen Isberg on stage in Pagosa, and Keyes who is known for her beautiful singing voice, but it will be a first for Pitcher, whose family has graced the stage in many of Thingamajig and Whatchamawhozit performances, as well as Jacobi and Doocy, who just moved to Pagosa from California.

Thingamajig is very excited to debut and showcase the many talents of some more of our local ladies and looks forward to sharing the stories with you.

“This show is a scrapbook of stories about unfortunate prom dresses, the traumatic lighting in fitting rooms, high heels, short skirts and the existential state of having nothing to wear. Accessorizing these tales — which are mostly comic but often sad or sentimental too, are the mothers who disapprove, the men who disappear, the sisters who’ve got your back,” as reviewed by the New York Times.

“Love, Loss, and What I Wore” opens on Feb. 7 with the Champagne Opening. Tickets to the opening are $30 in advance and $35 at the door and include a glass of champagne, hors d’oeuvres , a talk back with the cast and crew after the show, and a free Come Again ticket that enables you to see the show again.

Regular show tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The show runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Feb 16.

Every night, Thingamajig will be giving out free drinks to folks who show up in the most memorable of outfits. It is time to break out those special bell bottoms that have been hiding in the back of your drawer for the last 30 years, the overalls that you wore the day you met your husband, the maternity dress you wore for all six kids, or, with any luck, that old prom dress, or simply those fantastic pink lace gloves that you haven’t been able to find the perfect occasion for.

This story was posted on February 6, 2014.