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Intimate Apparel

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


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


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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.
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
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