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Intimate Apparel
by Lynn Nottage

July 5 – 27
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8pm. Sunday matinees on July 14 & 21 at 2pm.
Friday Focus is July 12 Arrive at 7:15pm to hear from director and/or designers and stay after the show to meet the actors for more discussion.

Winner of the 2004 New York Drama Critics Circle and the Outer Critics Circle Awards. The time is 1905, the place New York City, where Esther, a black seamstress, lives in a boarding house for women and sews intimate apparel for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. Her skills and discretion are much in demand, and she has managed to stuff a goodly sum of money into her quilt over the years. Her plan is to find the right man and use the money she’s saved to open a beauty parlor where black women will be treated as royally as the white women she sews for.

“…thoughtful, affecting…The play offers poignant commentary on an era when the cut and color of one’s dress—and of course, skin—determined whom one could and could not marry, sleep with, even talk to in public.” – Variety
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