In loving memory: ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ performance benefiting JourneyCare

In loving memory: ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ performance benefiting JourneyCare

This February 28, the JourneyCare Foundation is proud to invite you to 'Love, Loss, and What I Wore,' a play written by Nora and Delia Ephron, based on the book by Ilene Beckerman. It is organized as a series of monologues and features an all-female cast. The women reflect on relationships and what they wore, using the wardrobe as a time capsule of a woman’s life. JourneyCare Board Member Stephanie Leese Emrich will direct this production.

Stephanie loves the stage. Her lifelong affinity began in Northbrook Park District childhood productions, followed by University of Illinois-Champaign dramatic competitions.

Stephanie's professional career in hotels and museums provided the ideal theatrical backdrop, “where every guest and patron interaction allows for creativity and imagination.” The footlights also beckon her as a professional speaker/consultant/author on the Customer Experience.

This production is Stephanie's fifth performance of 'Love, Loss, and What I Wore,' first in 2015 as an Upstagers actor in Evanston and now for the fourth time as director.

Most of all, Stephanie is grateful to direct this show in loving memory of her sister Karen Leese Miller, a much beloved JourneyCare volunteer.

As "Irish twins" their often-matching wardrobes became a constant topic of conversation, an excuse for shopping everywhere and a source of abundant laughter throughout their sisterhood. 

Take a sneak peek into what’s to come in the performance of 'Love, Loss, and What I Wore' on February 28:

“It was one of those shirts you have to make yourself NOT wear, because it seems every day’s outfit would be improved by it.

And as silly as it may sound, I am generally happier when I have clothes like this in my life, when there’s something I know I can put on and feel good in. Something to fall back on.

When I realized the shirt was gone, I couldn’t think of anything else I owned that served remotely the same function, and I felt cheated out of something truly rare and precious.

I realize that I sound like I’m talking about death, or about lost love – and maybe I am.”

  'Love, Loss, and What I Wore.'
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Kenilworth Assembly Hall
410 Kenilworth Avenue

Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m.
Show starts promptly at 7:05 p.m.
Casual attire

A full house is anticipated. Consider purchasing your tickets now at

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