Written By Pulitzer Prize Winner LYNN NOTTAGE
Directed By JADE KING CARROLL
A Benefit for DONOR DIRECT ACTION
Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center on January 7th, 2013
Esther Mills... QUINCY TYLER BERNSTINE
Mrs. Dickson... TONYA PINKINS
Mrs. Van Buren... ARI GRAYNOR
Mr. Marks... MORGAN SPECTOR
Mayme... CONDOLA RASHAD
George Armstrong... JOSHUA HENRY
Narrator/ Stage Directions... DOMINIQUE MORISSEAU
Proceeds went to Donor Direct Action, a non-profit organization of which Nottage is on the board, that "strengthens women’s rights organizations around the world by increasing access to funds, advocacy, and visibility."
"Intimate Apparel tells the heartfelt story of Esther Mills (Bernstine), an African-American seamstress living and working in 1905 New York. Though she has managed a steady livelihood through creating intimate undergarments for a host of clients, Esther has largely seen her own life’s dreams go unfulfilled. When she suddenly finds herself torn between her feelings for the Hasidic merchant whose store she frequents (Spector) and a lonesome Caribbean man with whom she begins corresponding (Henry), the prospect of love and a better future beams bright with promise, but Esther soon learns that the realities of our dreams are often far from what we’ve imagined."