Emmy Award-winning actress Loretta Swit is the first cast member announced for Asolo Repertory Theatre's summer production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Swit is known by audiences for her quick-witted and impassioned portrayal of Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan on television's beloved series, M*A*S*H. Swit has been honored with two Emmy Awards and ten nominations, a People's Choice Award, and eight Golden Globe nominations.
Asolo Rep is one of the first theatres in the country granted the rights to independently produce Love, Loss, and What I Wore. The show will be directed by Karen Carpenter, who helmed the smash-hit original Off-Broadway production.
Swit joined the Off-Broadway cast in 2011, prior to embarking on the national tour of the production earlier this year. Written by Delia and Nora Ephron, Love, Loss, and What I Wore is an intimate collection of stories based on the best- selling book by Ilene Beckerman, as well as on the recollections of the Ephron's friends. Like the popular book, the show features stories about the clothes and accessories and the memories they trigger. The entire cast of five women will be announced at a later date.
Tickets for Love, Loss, and What I Wore can be purchased by calling the Asolo Rep Box Office at 941.351.8000 or online at www.asolorep.org.
Now in its 53rd season, Asolo Repertory Theatre is widely recognized as one of the premier professional theatres in the Southeastern United States. One of the few true repertory companies in the nation, Asolo Rep presents a diverse repertoire of newly commissioned plays, bold reinterpretations of contemporary and classical works, and provocative new musical theatre experiences each season. With its ambitious theatrical offerings and groundbreaking education, outreach and audience development programming, Asolo Rep is more vibrant and its work more relevant than ever before.