Vanessa Williams – best known for her TV roles on Soul Food and Melrose Place – will star as Esther in the Pasadena Playhouse production of Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel. Sheldon Epps will direct the production, which runs November 6-December 2, with an opening on November 11.
The play is set in the early 20th century, and centers on a middle-aged, black seamstress. The cast will also feature Kristy Johnson (Mayme), Dawnn Lewis (Mrs. Dickinson), Angel Reda (Mrs. Van Buren), Adam J. Smith (Mr. Marks), and David St. Louis (George).
The production will have scenic design by John Iacovelli, lighting design by Brian Gale, sound design Steven Cahill and costume design by Leah Piehl.