Tuesday 12 October 2010

Love Loss and What I Wore - My dream cast

I had the pleasure of seeing this awesomely funny and heartwarming play not once, not twice, but FOUR times. (And I didn't pay once. First two times were comps from the production for helping spread the word about the play - which I was doing anyway. The third time I won a Twitter contest. The fourth time I got tickets through www.houseseats.ca - which I won a year membership to at MeFest!)

I love this play. I would gladly see it again - and again. And I love bringing new friends to see it each time. And then they want to bring their friends. It's that good.

It's written by Nora and Delia Ephron (who, between them, have written When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, Julie & Julia and so many more.) The Toronto production is on its fourth cast. They have a new one about once a month. They were originally slated to run for two months, but have been extended twice because, like I said, it's awesome.

Now that I've seen all four casts, I thought I would have a little fun and compile my 'dream cast' from the actresses I've seen to date.
The first cast included:
Louise Pitre, Mary Walsh, Andrea Martin, Sharron Matthews and Paula Brancati.
The second cast included:
Margot Kidder, Wendy Crewson, Cynthia Dale, Linda Kash and Lauren Collins.

The third was made up of:
Barbara Budd, Jeanne Beker, Sheila McCarthy, Luba Goy and Jane McLean (although I didn't see Jeanne Beker and Sheila McCarthy... that made me a bit sad. They were replaced by Lisa Horner and Linda Kash - who I loved seeing again.)

The fourth - and current - cast consists of:
Patricia Hamilton, Trey Anthony, Leah Pinsent, Mary Lou Fallis and Stacey Farber.

So... of all the women I had a chance to see (remember, I didn't see Ms Beker or Ms McCarthy)... who would my dream cast be?

Well, my dream cast of all those AMAZING women..... drum roll....

I would love to see Louise Pitre, Mary Walsh, Andrea Martin, Linda Kash and Lauren Collins back up on that stage. Stacey Farber is a close sixth. (I did love Wendy Crewson's 'prison' story, too. She delivered it REALLY well.)  :)

This play is a GREAT girls' night out. It's a solid hour and a half of laughs, some tears and stories you WILL relate to.
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