Celebrity Star-Power comes to DTC for LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE

 On Stage March 6-17th

02/06/13 Wilmington, DE ––  Delaware Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the cast of LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, presented by special arrangement with Daryl Roth and coming to the DTC stage in early March. This intimate collection of stories by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron is based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman, and on the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. Like the popular book, the show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences in New York and now across the country. Proving that a great show is always in fashion, LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, with its starry cast and compulsively entertaining subject matter, has become an international hit. 

The Off Broadway hit opened at the Westside Theatre on October 1, 2009, where it broke all box office records. Since LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE opened, audiences around the globe have gotten the chance to experience it. The show has played on six continents, in places including: Cape Town, South Africa; The Philippines; Paris, France; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Sydney, Australia; Toronto, Canada and many more. Los Angeles’ Geffen Theatre and Chicago's Broadway Playhouse both hosted extended runs, and the show completed its first national tour in 2012. “Nora and Delia Ephron are literary alchemists expert at mixing the sentimental and the satirical and turning out something poignant,” according to Bloomberg Radio.  Deemed “Witty and Wise” by Vanity Fair, this special presentation runs at the Delaware Theatre Company Wednesday March 6th through Sunday March 17th.

Meet the Cast:

SABRINA LE BEAUF Off Broadway: Olga in Three Sisters (Classical Theatre of Harlem), Liza in Eve-Olution (Cherry Lane Theatre). Regional: Shakespeare Theatre, Washington D.C, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, George Street Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, LaJolla Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, San Diego Rep., San Jose Rep., Yale Rep.  International:  Royal Shakespeare Company Complete Works Festival.  Other: Eugene O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference, Sundance Theatre Lab., Chautauqua Theatre Institute. Television includes Sondra on “The Cosby Show,” Norma Bindlebeep on “Fatherhood.”

SONIA MANZANO has been playing Maria on “Sesame Street” since the early seventies. Stage work includes  LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WOREGodspellVagina Monologues and The Exonerated. Manzano has earned fifteen Emmys as a writer for “Sesame Street,” and has published two children’s books, No Dogs Allowed! and A Box Full Of Kittens. Her first novel The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano was recently awarded the Pura Belpre Honor by the American Library Association. She is working on a memoir. 

KARYN QUACKENBUSH is thrilled to be back doing LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, after being a part of the Off Broadway run for 2 years!Broadway: Nora Ephron's Imaginary Friends; Annie Get Your Gun (Understudy for Bernadette Peters & Reba McEntire) and Blood Brothers.TV/Film:  Louie, Law & Order, Chappell’s Show, Isn’t She Great, with Bette Midler.  Off Broadway:  LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.  National Tour:  Annie Get Your Gun (Annie Oakley opposite Tom Wopat) Stop the World I Want to Get Off, with Anthony Newley.

ERICA WATSON Born and raised in Chicago with a BA and MA from Columbia College Chicago, Erica Watson is an actor, stand-up comedian, writer and film/television director. She is featured in the upcoming feature film Side Effects and has also appeared in the Oscar nominated film Precious, following starring in the feature film Dirty Laundry. She has been featured on TV Guide's Stand-up “In Stilettos”, TLC's “Big Sexy”, “The Dr. Phil Show”, The Oxygen Network, The WE Channel, Black Entertainment (BET), MSG-TV and is a recurring talking head for The TV Guide Network.  Her critically acclaimed 1 woman show Fat Bitch! is touring around the US, and is a funny, yet thought provoking look at America's obsession with weight.

DAWN WELLS was Mary Ann on “Gilligan’s Island”, but is also a producer, author, spokes person, journalist, motivational speaker, teacher and Chair-woman of the Terry Lee Wells Foundation in Nevada. She has starred in 150 television shows and seven motion pictures, recently completing Hotel Arthritis. Dawn starred in 60+ theatrical performances including Chapter Two, They're Playing Our Song, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Fatal Attraction (w/ Ken Howard), Love Letters (w/ Peter Marshall & Adam West), The Vagina Monologues this past summer, Ouiser in Steel Magnolias. She is so happy to return to LOVE, LOSS, And What I WORE after runs in NYC and Chicago. Upcoming projects include two reality shows, and her book, “Why We Love Mary Ann”, to be released late 2013.

Single tickets for LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE are on sale now by calling the Delaware Theatre Company Box Office at (302) 594-1100 or by visiting http://tickets.delawaretheatre.org.  Group, senior, student, and military discounts are available.