Intimate ApparelIntimate Apparel
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Philip Akin
Presented by the Citadel Theatre Company at the Shoctor Theatre,
Starring: Raven Dauda, Kevin Hanchard, Alex Poch-Goldin, Lisa Berry,
Marium Carvell and Carly Street
Set and Costume Design: Tamara Marie Kucheran
Lighting Design: Renee Brode
Sound Design: Todd Charlton
Stage Manager: Michael Sinclair
Assistant Stage Manager: Andrea Shurman
Production Manager: Doug Morum
A heroine across the boundaries of class and caste in a world connected by romance, greed and ambition.
It’s 1905 and Esther, an African American seamstress living in a New York City boarding house for women, sews elegant undergarments for socialites and prostitutes. Desperate for love and a life outside of the boarding house, she begins a friendship with George, a charming Caribbean islander. She finally agrees to marry George even though her heart lies with a Jewish man she can never be with. Esther’s powerful and moving story reminds us of our need to be loved and the heartbreak that comes when that love is denied.
LYNN NOTTAGE is the author of INTIMATE APPAREL, which was produced in New York at the Roundabout Theatre Company after its world premiere production at Center Stage and South Coast Rep. The play received numerous awards, including the 2004 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play, the Outer Critics Circle Best Play award, the John Gassner Award, the American Theatre Critics/Steinberg 2004 New Play Award and the 2004 Francesca Primus Award. It has gone on to receive dozens of productions around the country.