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Warner Library Offers Free Production Of Award-Winning Ephron Play

Westchester County native Allison Threadgold brings a free production of Nora Ephron's "Life, Loss and What I Wore" to the Warner Library in Tarrytown on Sunday.
Westchester County native Allison Threadgold brings a free production of Nora Ephron's "Life, Loss and What I Wore" to the Warner Library in Tarrytown on Sunday. Photo Credit: backstage.com/allisonthreadgold

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- The winner of the 2010 Drama Desk Award, “Love, Loss and What I Wore” by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron is coming to Westchester County, courtesy of Bronxville native and professional actress and producer Allison Threadgold.

Threadgold’s production company Stripped Scripts will present the play at three locations:

  • Tarrytown: Warner Library, 121 N. Broadway, 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27
  • Bronxville: Reformed Church of Bronxville, Copenhaver Room, 180 Pondfield Road, 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24
  • Katonah: Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road, 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1

The Tarrytown performance is co-sponsored by Tarrytown’s aging-in-place organization “It Takes A Village 10591.”

“Love, Loss and What I Wore,” based on the book by Ilene Beckerman with a script by the Ephron sisters, is a poignant series of monologues with a rotating cast of five women.

Stripped Scripts offers the performances free of charge as a community service to recognize Westchester End-of-Life Coalition (WELC) and its important Live With Care project. Threadgold, in addition to being the producer, is one of the five actors in the play, including Patricia Black, Susan Finch, Elizabeth Loyacano, and Melissa Mahoney. The director is Tom Titone (Buddha Picnic, Manhattan Repertory Theatre).

Everyone involved, from the actors to the venues, is donating their time to bring attention to Live With Care and WELC.

“I am thrilled for this opportunity to revive ‘Love, Loss and What I Wore’ in support of such a worthy cause as WELC,” Threadgold said in a release.

WELC and its Live With Care project provides direction and guidance to individuals and families in Westchester living with serious illness and at the end of life. It promotes the completion of a Health Care Proxy by everyone age 18 or over and encourages conversations about health care wishes and goals among family members and health care providers.

In a “Talk-Back” following the shows, the cast and director will engage the audience in a conversation moderated by Pat Stanley, Narrative Medicine Facilitator and a WELC Board Member. Refreshments will be served during the “Talk-Back,” including chocolates donated by Misty Gonzalez of Hortus Environmental Design.

At the Tarrytown performance, It Takes A Village 10591 founder, Annegret Rice, will also join the discussion.

Allison Threadgold grew up in Bronxville and attended Hackley School, where her mother taught French. She is a graduate of the Atlantic Theater School where she studied under David Mamet, among others. Her screen and stage highlights are numerous. Her bi-coastal production company Stripped Scripts cultivates a space for actors and writers to come together to tell stories in front of an intimate audience.

For more information contact CStaudt@westchesterendoflife.org.

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