The Department of Theatre & Drama
Walgreen Drama Center, 1226 Murfin Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
General Admission $30 , Students $13 with ID
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
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.