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Intimate Apparel

By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Paige Hernandez
October 19 – November 13, 2022

AN EXQUISITE MODERN MASTERPIECE

The time is 1905, the place the Lower East Side. Sewing beautiful lingerie gives Esther, an African American seamstress, an intimate look at the love lives of her diverse clientele, but she yearns for a romance of her own. She finds herself in an epistolary courtship with a mysterious Caribbean man, though her heart secretly belongs to the Orthodox Jewish fabric merchant with whom she can never share a touch. Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and MacArthur “Genius Grant” Awardee Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined), this moving portrait of love, resilience, and the triumph of the human spirit has become one of the most beloved plays of our time.

“One of the very best American plays of the past quarter-century” –The Wall Street Journal

SHOW INFORMATION

The production is 2 hours plus one 15 minute intermission

Renee Elizabeth Wilson*
Renee Elizabeth Wilson*
Aakhu TuahNera Freeman*
Aakhu TuahNera Freeman*
Susan Lynskey*
Susan Lynskey*
Yoni Bronstein*
Yoni Bronstein*
Awa Sal Secka*
Awa Sal Secka*
Manu Kumasi*
Manu Kumasi*

*Member Actors’ Equity Association

Production Stage Manager……………….Anthony O. Bullock*
Assistant Stage Manager…………………..Katie Moshier
Assistant Stage Manager…………………..Shee Shee Jin
Covid Safety Manager/Production Assistant…………………………..Ileana Blustein
Set Designer………………………………………Paige Hathaway⁺
Lighting Designer………………………………..Harold F. Burgess II⁺
Sound Designer………………………………….Cresent Haynes
Costume Designer………………………………Moyenda Kulemeka⁺
Projection Designer…………………………….Zavier Augustus Lee Taylor
Props Designer…………………………………..Pamela Weiner
Dialect Coach……………………………………Joy Jones
Intimacy Coordinator…………………………Cliff Williams III
Casting Director………………………………….Jenna Place

*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Theater J, and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
+Member of United Scenic Artists Local 829
^The Director is a Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2022, 7:30 PM
Pay-What-You-Choose Preview
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2022, 8:00 PM
Pay-What-You-Choose Preview
MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2022, 7:30 PM
Opening Night
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2022, 2:00 PM
Creative Conversation: 

Attend an insider’s reflection on the creative process. Theater J artists from each production answer questions and offer insights about design, inspiration, rehearsal, and collaboration.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2022, 7:30 PM
Cast Talkback: 

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an actor or to perform on stage at Theater J? Well, here’s your chance! Join members of the cast to ask your burning questions about their artistic practice and the production.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2022, 2:00 PM
Sunday Symposium: 
Hear from experts on topics related to each production. With equal parts lecture and conversation, Theater J invites specialists in their fields—doctors, historians, theologians and activists—to delve deeper into the play’s history, cultural context, and themes.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2022, 7:30 PM
Open Captioning 

Leading Producer 

The Bridge Fund, The Government of the District of Columbia
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Covenant Foundation  

Sponsoring Producer 

Susie and Michael Gelman, The Morningstar Foundation
Sari R. Hornstein
The Marinus and Minna B. Koster Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Nussdorf Family Foundation
Revada Foundation of the Logan Family
Kay Richman and Daniel Kaplan
Share Fund
The Shubert Foundation
Arthur Tracy Fund
George Vradenburg
Amy Weinberg and Norbert Hornstein

Supporting Producer 

The Family of H. Max & Josephine F. Ammerman and Andrew R. Ammerman
Bruce A. Cohen
Ginny and Irwin Edlavitch
Patti and Mitchell Herman
Alfred Munzer and Joel Wind
Helene and Robert Schlossberg
Barney Shapiro and Susan Walker
Patti and Jerry Sowalsky

Thank You to our Production Angels

Susan and Dixon Butler
Nancy Firestone and Patricia Payne
Cheryl Gorelick
Rae Grad and Manuel Schiffres
Karen Lehmann-Eisner
Bella Rosenberg
Evelyn Sandground and Bill Perkins
David and Peggy Shiffrin
Les Silverman
Patti and Jerry Sowalsky
Manny Strauss and Betsy Karmin
Robert Tracy and Martha Winter Gross
Dr. Kathryn Veal
Joan S. Wessel
Judy and Leo Zickler

 

This production is supported in part by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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