EAST Victoria Park resident Joy Northover will take to the stage next month to star in a play that uses clothing to tell a story.
Love, Loss and What I Wore is a series of monologues about a woman’s relationship, wardrobe and how the two interact.
Northover will play New York grandmother Ilene Beckerman.
“She has always loved fashion and drawing, and found by drawing pictures of the various clothes she had worn at significant moments in her life, she was actually telling her own life story,” she said.
“Ilene wanted to tell this story to acknowledge the most important women in her life: her mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and her best friends.
“She gave it to her children so they would know that she wasn’t always a mother. She had a life before them and she did some pretty crazy things .”
Northover said Love, Loss and What I Wore appealed to her because of its unique genre.
“I tell the story of Ilene (or Gingy), which is the thread of the play, while the other actresses perform stand-alone monologues in some scenes and interact with quick-witted dialogue in other scenes.”
The play is directed by Vanessa Jensen and written by Nora and Delia Ephron, who both wrote the screenplay for You’ve Got Mail.
Nora has also received original screenplay Academy Award nominations for When Harry Met Sally, Silkwood and Sleepless in Seattle.
The cast of Love,LossandWhatIWore.