Directed by Karen Carpenter, the six Monday-night readings, which began Feb. 2, feature a rotating cast of five women. The Feb. 23 reading boasts the talents of Tyne Daly, Rondi Reed, Rita Wilson, Samantha Bee and Becki Newton. Based on Ilene Beckerman's book of the same name, Love, Loss, and What I Wore, according to press notes, "is about clothes and the memories they trigger." Daryl Roth is presenting the readings.
Proceeds will be donated to Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that "provides interview clothing and job support for low-income women getting back into the workforce." Audience members are also invited to donate their gently used accessories and purses, which will be collected in the lobby.
Tickets, priced $50, are available by visiting www.LoveLossthebenefit.com. The DR2 Theatre is located at 103 East 15th Street, east of Union Square, in Manhattan.