Hoke said actresses range from high school to late 50s.
Staging is simple.
"It's kind of like if you just walked in on it, you might think it was a reader's theater," she said. "We're all sitting there with our notebooks. But we do interact and we do react to each other's speeches.
"This is a play that has such a truth in it about women and the fact that clothes can evoke memories of our lives," Hoke said. "When I read the script, I really liked it."
The cast also includes Jennifer Anderson, Lisa Gandee, Sheila Jarrett, April Ritter, Jessica Smith, Amber Surface, Terry Terpening and Daisy Thomas.
Hoke said she's enjoyed meeting some new faces and she plans to continue her re-entry to the local stage.
"I moved to Charleston in 1982 and immediately got involved with theater - I did 'Carousel' with the Light Opera Guild and I did stuff all through the '80s," she said. "Then I married and had kids. We've just gotten our youngest off to college. I'm tickled to be doing something again."
The Charleston Stage Company is partnering with the YWCA Sojourner's Shelter for the show, donating proceeds from the production to the shelter and organizing a fundraiser on the closing night of the show.
Contact writer Monica Orosz at mon...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4830.
If you go
- What: "Love, Loss and What I Wore"
- When: 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday and April 11-13
- Where: Capitol Center Theater
- Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors
- Info: 304-343-5272 or www.charlestonstagecompany.com