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Intimate Apparel

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About The Show

MARCH 1 – APRIL 18, 2024

Previews: Feb 28–29


by Lynn Nottage

Directed by Austene Van


Be seduced by the story of Esther, a Black seamstress in 1905 New York seeking love and companionship. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage returns to Asolo Rep with Intimate Apparel, a searing, sensual, and powerful story of forbidden romance. Esther spends her days sewing corsets for other women but hasn’t found love for herself. When she receives a letter from a Barbadian man working on the Panama Canal, Esther kindles an exchange that leads to marriage with a stranger, even while her heart is drawn to a Jewish shop owner who’s promised to another woman. Nottage’s lyrical and heart wrenching play is a modern classic about the power of human connection.


This production contains subject matter that may be deemed inappropriate for persons under the age of 18. In compliance with Florida law, no persons under the age of 18 will be admitted.  We look forward to welcoming the appropriate age groups to future productions.



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