Intimate Apparel is a Perfect Fit

An ideal show to open our 2008-2009 Season, Intimate Apparel shows off the production qualities for which we are known:  an incredibly creative set, depth of talent on stage, and beautifully made costumes.  Exquisite silks, laced corsets, and a handmade suit are all pieces of the design puzzle for costume designer, Georgiann Regan.  Regan began the costume design process several months ago by reading the script, meeting with the director and researching the fashion silhouettes, fabrications, colors and hair styles of lower Manhattan in 1905.  This research inspired Regan to create one significantly bright colored corset amongst a palette of sepia toned costumes. Regan also selected fabric with visual texture to help the audience experience the strong emotions between the lead character, Esther, and the fabric merchant.

Intimate Apparel, by Lynn Nottage, is set in 1905’s lower Manhattan.  It is the story of Esther, a single, African American woman with a genius for creating exquisite lingerie prized by both wealthy Fifth Avenue women and “ladies of the night.”  At 35 years old, Esther wonders if romance will ever come her way.  When she begins correspondence with a man from Barbados and he arrives in New York to meet her, there are surprises in store for both of them.  Visit our blog to learn about the actors, the rehearsal process and how this show is coming together.

Intimate Apparel runs August 22-September 21.  Tickets go on sale to season subscribers August 5 and to the general public August 12.  Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 402-553-0800 or on the web at  Groups of 15 or more receive a discount.  Contact the Director of Sales at 402-553-4890 x147 or to make group reservations.

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