Intimate Apparel

October 25 - November 4, 2012

By Lynn Nottage
Studio Theatre

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At 35, Esther is lonely. A skilled African-American seamstress in 1905 Manhattan, she makes exquisite undergarments for clients including a sincere socialite from tony Fifth Avenue and an earnest prostitute.  Strong, practical and confident Esther resists her landlady’s insistence on marriage for marriage’s sake while cautiously allowing an unexpected friendship, filled with longing, to grow between her and her fabric merchant, an immigrant Jew.  After exchanging letters with a West Indian laborer, Esther finally accepts his invitation and marries this man she has never met. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage stitches a tale of romance, greed and ambition – and also a tender story of seeking real friendship across the vast social gulf separating a seamstress and a socialite, the yearning of inter-racial as well as inter-faith love, and the persistence of spirit as Esther tries to craft a life as beautiful as one of her camisoles. 

“Ms. Nottage writes big-hearted plays” – New York Times

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Thursday October 25, 7:30 pm - Preview

Friday October 26, 8:00 pm - Opening Night

Saturday October 27, 8:00 pm

Wednesday October 31, 7:30 pm

Thursday November 1, 7:30 pm

Friday November 2, 8:00 pm

Saturday November 3, 2:00 pm

Saturday November 3, 8:00 pm

Sunday November 4, 2:00 pm