Monday, January 7, 2013

INTIMATE APPAREL by Lynn Nottage, University of Texas, March 1 - 9, 2013

University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance, Austin, TX

(University of Texas theatres, Winship Drama Bldg. (WIN), near 23rd St. and San Jacinto, Austin)

presentsIntimate Apparel Lynn Nottage University of Texas Austin

Intimate Apparel
by Lynn Nottage
directed by Melissa Maxwell

Friday, March 1 - 9, 2013
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre


It’s 1905 in Manhattan. Esther, a gifted seamstress, crafts lingerie for a variety of clientele, including Fifth Avenue socialites and Tenderloin district prostitutes. She dreams of finding a husband and beginning a love-filled marriage. She also longs to open a beauty parlor in Harlem with the money she has quietly saved over the years. Through a series of long distance letters, Esther meets George, and her aspirations appear within reach.

In Intimate Apparel, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage weaves a tale of romance, ambition, and self-discovery.

“The language of Intimate Apparel is a thing of beauty, at times approaching poetry…The play is a story about citizens grabbing for the same crust of bread, occasionally pulling nourishment from one another’s mouths. It is a parable about sweet dreams and honeyed words that, in an instant, can turn sour.” —Los Angeles Times

Intimate Apparel is the 2004 winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play.

About the playwright Lynn Nottage’s works include Ruined (Pulitzer Prize for Drama), Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine (OBIE Award), Crumbs from the Table of Joy and By The Way, Meet Vera Stark.

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