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April 1 - April 16
WINNER OF THE BEST PLAY AWARD
FROM THE AMERICAN THEATRE CRITIC AND NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS’ CIRCLE
Wearing her heart on her sleeve while sewing intimates for her clientele, Esther is the talented, proud but shy African American seamstress in turn-of-the-century New York 1905, who has built a savings for herself making beautiful undergarments for both posh Fifth Avenue boudoirs and questionable bordellos. In addition, she shares a lingering affection with a Jewish fabric merchant. Esther earnestly daydreams of new beginnings and romantic possibilities. She embarks on a journey to find love, discovering unexpected friendships that defy race, class, and religion. But when an egregious deception cuts short her heartfelt desires, can class, culture and circumstance outmatch the strength of the human spirit? Inspired by a true story, Intimate Apparel is a heart-rending contemporary work in the style of an enduring classic—from Lynn Nottage, the first female playwright to win two Pulitzers.
Pictured (l to r): Jeunée Simon*, Marjorie Crump-Shears*, Jasmine Milan Williams, Kim Saunders, Khary L. Moye*, Samuel Vegas
(*Member of Actors Equity Association)