Art Across the River -- Love, Loss and What I wore at Saluda Shoals Park

LoveLossPromo2 (2) The Saluda Shoals Foundation, Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission, and Trustus Theater will present Love, Loss and What I Wore, May 22-May 24, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.  Performances will be held at the Environmental Education Center Outdoor Deck at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia. Tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased by calling 803-213-2025. Seating is limited.


Proceeds from the event will support the future construction of Nature’s Theater at Saluda Shoals Park, a unique outdoor performing arts center which will provide an opportunity for people to enjoy musical, dance and theatrical performances surrounded by the sights and sounds of nature. This state-of-the-art facility will feature a covered stage, fixed seating for approximately 500 people, lawn seating for nearly 500 more, and a treetop event space.


“Our theatrical performances are magical,” says Dolly Patton director of the Saluda Shoals Foundation. “The outdoor deck is a wonderful setting, but when we complete Nature’s Theater, theater lovers will receive the full glory of not only theater but also dance and musical performances. We invite the Greater Columbia community to support this tremendous investment in arts and culture for the region.”


Innovative and dynamic, Trustus Theater has gained a well-earned reputation of bringing the best new and original plays to an audience craving professional theatre in a setting that is comfortable and unique.  Under the direction of Trustus Managing Director Larry HembreeLove, Loss and What I Wore, features five actresses as they recall poignant, touching, and transformative moments in their lives through the clothing they wore at the time.


Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore has become an international hit. With its compulsively entertaining subject matter, this intimate collection of stories by Nora and Delia Ephron celebrated an accomplished two-and-a-half year run in New York’s Westside Theatre.  Love, Loss, and What I Wore is based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman as well as the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends.  The show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences domestically and overseas. Prepare for plenty of laughs and an exploration of why and how we’re connected to the clothes we wear.


For more information regarding Saluda Shoals Park and Foundation contact Dolly Patton at, (803) 213-2035 or visit