To Nov. 17: ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ at Fire Hall Theatre

The Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre asks, “What’s in your closet?” with their new production at the Fire Hall Theatre.  The play, Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, based on a book by Ilene Beckerman, explores the hidden stories attached to the clothes in our closets.  The stories are funny — bra shopping — to poignant — remembering the dressing gown that a deceased parent wore.

The show runs Nov. 1-17, 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

The cast includes  Tina Wilkening, Theresa Knox, Mare Thompson, Bonnie Schonmeier, Alison Cieklinski, Amanda Kalka Braxton, Erin Hendrickson, Meg McGuire, and Sam (Sandy) Mills. Set by Todd Aleshire.  Light/sound design by Chuck Baskerville.

In an effort to include more than the nine women cast in the play, the show’s director, Kathy Coudle-King (Sr. Lecturer – Dept. of English) invited 21 women in the community who are not typically seen on stage to make cameo appearances during the 11 show run.
Nov. 1  – Kristi Jiran-Hall & Becky Ronkowski
Nov. 2 – Kathy Fick & Melissa Gjelstad
Nov. 3 – Yvonne Kalka & Amanda Kalka Braxton
Nov. 4 – Dawn Botsford &  Karen Naastad
Nov. 8 – Ruth Pederson & Becca Dawn Cruger
Nov. 9- Janessa Jaye Champagne & Maura Ferguson
Nov. 10 – Joy Vaagne & Jill Vaagne Wamstad
Nov. 11- Jackie Hoffarth & Nikki Burin Berg
Nov. 15 – *Mystery Guest & Cynthia Prom
Nov. 16 – Heather Werner & Natalie Muth
Nov. 17 -Connie Hodgson & Melody Colucci

Tickets are $16 and $13 for seniors, students, military, teachers, and 1st responders.  Group tickets are just $12 each for groups of 12 or more reserving at the same time.  Please call 777-4090 to reserve.

*Show contains some strong language and sensitive subject matter.  Trigger warning: Sexual assault and mother loss. Not recommended for under age 18 without adult.

The show is co-produced with Home of Economy, and supported by a grant from the Women’s Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of GF and EGF, as well as additional support by Northern Roots Boutique, the Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli, Curious Clothing, and Key Bliss.