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Intimate Apparel By Lynn Nottage

Directed by Jan Hunter 

May 31 - June 18, 2021

An audio play presented with Z Space


Wearing her heart on her sleeve while sewing intimates for her clientele, Esther is the talented, proud but shy African American seamstress in 1905 turn-of-the-century New York. By industriously creating beautiful undergarments for both posh Fifth Avenue boudoirs and questionable bordellos, she has carefully saved her money, hoping to underwrite a new life for herself. Resisting her secret yearnings for a sympathetic 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. When an egregious deception dashes her hopes, can the strength of the human spirit overcome class, culture and circumstance? 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.