Intimate Apparel

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Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated, Jan 1, 2005 - Drama - 58 pages
11 Reviews
THE STORY: The time is 1905, the place New York City, where Esther, a black seamstress, lives in a boarding house for women and sews intimate apparel for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. Her skills and discretion are muc

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Review: Intimate Apparel - Acting Edition

User Review  - Roya - Goodreads

Beautifully developed characters tell a rich story about the lengths we go to in order to find love. Some events are predictable yet still poignant. The insecurities of the characters are those that all can relate to. Read full review

Review: Intimate Apparel - Acting Edition

User Review  - Rod - Goodreads

Looking forward to seeing this play performed this summer. It was a well-done and moving story...having just seen some stories about Internet dating scams and debacles, it was interesting to read about "long-distance dating" gone awry at the turn of the 20th century (1905). Read full review


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Lynn Nottage's plays include Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Fabulation and Intimate Apparel, for which she was awarded the Francesca Primus Prize and the American Theatre Critics/Steinberg New Play Award in 2004. Her plays have been produced at theatres throughout the country, with Intimate Apparel slated for more productions than any other play during the 20052006 season.

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