September 9 - October 5, 2014
By Lynn Nottage
Directed By Michael Mendelson
Designs by Resident Artists Mary McDonald-Lewis & Rodolfo Ortega
Set in 1905 NYC, this riveting tale is about the empowerment of Esther, an African American seamstress who creates exquisite lingerie for Fifth Avenue boudoirs and red-light brothels. As she yearns for a different life, she finds unconventional friendships with clients that defy race, religion and class. Artists Rep kicks off the 2014/15 season with the long-awaited Portland debut of this award-winning, Off-Broadway and regional theatre sensation by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.
“…dreamy and vigorous, thoughtful yet rife with action.”
“you keep leaning forward in your chair, wanting to know more. … Intimate Apparel is a small, beautiful story told well, without embellishment. How I wish more theatre artists would learn from this example.”
… a triumph with a stellar cast … must-see season opener.”