Intimate Apparel (2013)

"Intimate Apparel" (2013), directed by Melissa Maxwell; Photo: Josh Rasmussen
Photo: Josh Rasmussen

By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Melissa Maxwell

Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
March 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 at 8:00 p.m.
March 3 at 2:00 p.m.

"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 mouth. It is a parable about sweet dreams and honeyed words that, in an instant, can turn sour." - Los Angeles Times

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.

Reviews

The Daily Texan: "UT's 'Intimate Apparel' will leave you reeling"

The Austin Chronicle: "Intimate Apparel"

Broadway World: "UT-Austin's 'Intimate Apparel' is an Expertly Stitched Drama"