Love, Loss, and What I Wore | First Folio Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through April 25 2015
Price: $29-$39
The title may be the best thing about this disappointing production of the long-running off-Broadway hit, adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron from Ilene Beckerman’s 1995 memoir. Most of the performances lack zest, and this flat script needs superb actors to give it the illusion of depth. The pace of this staging for First Folio Theatre is slow. And though fashion is the central motif, Rachel Lambert's costumes fail to dazzle. That’s a real problem for this threadbare work since, in lieu of wit or insight, the Ephrons have packed it with references to fashion designers, labels, and boutiques. No wonder the direction (also Lambert's) and the actors have so little spark. —Jack Helbig



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