FASH­ION FRIENDS

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Lifestyle -

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.

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