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Presented By: School of Music, Theatre & Dance

Intimate Apparel

The Department of Theatre & Drama

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Intimate Apparel
Esther, a gifted Black seamstress in 1905 New York City, lives in a boarding house for women, where she makes a good living sewing intimate apparel (and keeping intimate secrets) for her clients. As she saves for the kind of future with a husband and family that she can’t have with the Hasidic shopkeeper who has captured her heart, she begins a deeply personal correspondence with a mysterious suitor laboring on the Panama Canal.

Steeped in evocative historical detail, Intimate Apparel delves into the inner lives of characters in search of connection.

Written by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Judith Moreland

There will be a 30 minute post-show discussion after the performance on Friday 9/29. This will be an opportunity for our guest director, creative team, and cast to join in a conversation with the audience about the process.

FUN FACTS: Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage wrote Intimate Apparel as a tribute to her great-grandmother, a seamstress in early-20th-century New York.

In its initial run, Intimate Apparel won the 2004 New York Drama Critics’ Circle and the Outer Critics Circle Awards.
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Intimate Apparel


  • General Admission by Floor $30 | Students $13 with ID

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