Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage

This personal and moving drama by Lynn Nottage, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for her play Ruined, is symbolically a tale of dreams and disappointments in the African American experience in the early 1900s. It tells the story of Esther, a gifted seamstress making intimate apparel for both prostitutes and New York's social elite. Esther is wooed by romantic letters she receives from a lonesome Caribbean man, George. While her heart seems to lie with a Jewish cloth merchant, she understands the impossibility of the match and agrees to marry George. The ill-fated marriage leaves her wounded and betrayed, but not broken. Esther is determined to use her gifted hands and her sewing machine to refashion her dreams anew from the whole cloth of her life experiences. Winner of the 2004 New York Drama Critics Circle and the Outer Critics Circle Awards, this wonderful play had its world premiere at New York's Center Stage Theatre in February 2003
April 07, 2013
02:30 pm - 05:00 pm
William Inge Memorial Theatre, Murphy Hall
Cost: $15/public; $14/seniors and KU faculty/staff; $10/students

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