Intimate Apparel

Friday, March 1 - 9, 2013
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre

Production photos below

Part of the 2012-2013 Texas Performing Arts Season

Written by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Melissa Maxwell

Presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance

It’s 1905 in Manhattan. Esther, a gifted seamstress, crafts lingerie for a variety of clientele, including Fifth Avenue socialites and Tenderloin district prostitutes. She dreams of finding a husband and beginning a love-filled marriage. She also longs to open a beauty parlor in Harlem with the money she has quietly saved over the years. Through a series of long distance letters, Esther meets George, and her aspirations appear within reach.

In Intimate Apparel, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage weaves a tale of romance, ambition, and self-discovery.

“The language of Intimate Apparel is a thing of beauty, at times approaching poetry…The play is a story about citizens grabbing for the same crust of bread, occasionally pulling nourishment from one another’s mouths. It is a parable about sweet dreams and honeyed words that, in an instant, can turn sour.” —Los Angeles Times

Intimate Apparel is the 2004 winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play.

About the playwright and director
Lynn Nottage’s works include Ruined (Pulitzer Prize for Drama), Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine (OBIE Award), Crumbs from the Table of Joy and By The Way, Meet Vera Stark.

Melissa Maxwell is a director, writer and actor whose work has been seen on stage, television and film. Current directing projects include American Slavery Project’s Unheard Voices and Vital Theatre’s Show Way, a children’s musical based on the award-winning book of the same name by Jacqueline Woodson.

March 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 at 8:00 pm
March 3 at 2:00 pm


Meet the Cast

Review: UT’s ‘Intimate Apparel’ will leave you reelingThe Daily Texan
Review: Intimate ApparelAustin Chronicle
Review: UT-Austin’s INTIMATE APPAREL is an Expertly Stitched DramaBroadway World

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