Rachel Christopher is set to join the cast of Shakespeare & Company's Intimate Apparel.
Rachel Christopher recently joined the cast of Shakespeare & Company's Intimate Apparel.
(photo provided by the production)

Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, has added two performances to its run of Intimate Apparel, written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat). Directed by Daniela Varon, performances run in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre through August 13. The two additional matinee performances will take place on Tuesday, August 8, and Wednesday, August 9.

In addition to the added performances, as of the August 1 performance, Rachel Christopher is now playing Mayme, replacing Medina Senghore.

The play is described as follows: "In Intimate Apparel, Nottage explores the strength of the human spirit through the story of Esther, an African-American seamstress in Manhattan in 1905, when social and class lines were distinctly drawn. A letter arrives, romance and betrayal follow, and six lives are forever changed."

The cast stars Nehassaiu deGannes as Esther, Christianna Nelson as Mrs. Van Buren, Tommy Schrider as Mr. Marks, Lee Edward Colston II as George, and MaConnia Chesser as Mrs. Dickson, in addition to Christopher as Mayme.

The creative team includes set design by Sandra Goldmark, lighting design by James W. Bilnoski, costume design by Molly Trainer, sound design by Christopher Peifer, projection design by Natalie Johnsonius Neubert, and compositions and music direction by Scott Killian. Tori Sheehan serves as stage manager.

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