Intimate Apparel Begins Performances at McCarter Theatre Center
Jade King Carroll directs the play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage.
Written by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat), the play is described as follows: "In 1905 Manhattan, Esther Mills sews beautiful corsets for a living. Her art and talents have earned her economic independence rare for an unmarried woman of color and allows her access to diverse social worlds. Despite her success, Esther yearns for physical and emotional intimacy, and begins a romantic correspondence with George, a laborer working half a world away on the Panama Canal. Her hopes and dreams are laid bare through a series of encounters with her clients, her landlady, and an Orthodox Jewish fabric merchant with whom she shares an unspoken attraction."
Quincy Tyler Bernstine stars as Esther and is joined by Jessica Frances Dukes (Mayme), Tasso Feldman (Mr. Marks), Galen Kane (George), Kate MacCluggage (Mrs. Van Buren), and Brenda Pressley (Mrs. Dickson).
In addition to director Jade King Carrol, the all-female design team includes scenic designer Alexis Distler, costume designer Dede M. Ayite, lighting designer Nicole Pearce, and sound designer Karin Graybash.
Performances continue through June 4.