Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Intimate Apparel, the Seamstress Play

Visiting the Richmond, Va area by May 20? Buy a ticket to see Intimate Apparel, a play by Lynn Nottage, at the Barksdale Theatre at Willow Lawn. Intimate Apparel is the story about Esther, a 35-year-old illiterate seamstress, who stitches ladies undergarments for a living. Esther, who with the help of friends, writes letters to George, a man she ends up marrying. George, alas, is no good...
Visit the theatre's blog about the play! Click here to read about the play and see wonderful photos of the lead actors, such as Adanma Onyedike (Esther), Chris Lindsay (George), Tawnya Pettiford-Wates, Jennifer Massey, and Andy Nagraj (owner of the shop where Esther sews). If you can't get to Richmond, you can read the play, too. The play won the American Theatre Critics New Play Award and was short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize in 2004. Have you seen the play in one of its productions? How was it?

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