Obsidian Theatre Company

Intimate Apparel

Intimate Apparel

By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Philip Akin
Presented by the Canadian Stage Company at the Bluma Appel Theatre
2009—2010 Season

Feb 8 to March 6


Starring: Raven Dauda, Kevin Hanchard, Alex Poch-Goldin, Lisa Berry,

Marium Carvell and Carly Street

Stage Manager: Michael Sinclair

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: Alistair Hepburn


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.


“There are many threads in Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel, and this remount of Obsidian’s production weaves them into a fine, moving night of theatre that’s a must-see, Black History Month and beyond”


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