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“Pierces the heart” —The Wall Street Journal
“a performance so nuanced and moving”...I would urge you to make reservations posthaste” —Berkshire On Stage
"Intimate Apparel is Theatre at its most Powerful" —The ALT
“searching, sensitive production...compelling performances” —The Valley Advocate
“Lynn Nottage...a rare, vital, important theatrical voice...”
—The New York Times
The first female playwright to win the Pulitzer Prize twice, Lynn Nottage explores the strength of the human spirit through the story of Esther, an African-American seamstress in Manhattan in 1905, when social and class lines were distinctly drawn. A letter arrives and romance is sparked, betrayal is born, and six lives are forever changed. Winner of the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award.
"...the lyric and powerful expressive writing of playwright Lynn Nottage. She's an actor's gift with sly one-syllable humorous punch words; poetic paintings of physical and emotional landscapes; dramatic conflict that pulls no punches and is not afraid to make sympathetic characters unsympathetic; and an intimate knowledge of loneliness and passion."
—Laura Hitchcock, CurtainUp
Generously sponsored by Claudia Perles.
third season (Touchstone, As You Like It; Training Programs Manager) S&Co: Intimate Apparel, Henry VI.six (Tygre’s Heart, A Pair of Molehills. . . , Boys of York, Queen Meg), Lovers’ Spat (2017 & 2018), Winter Studio Festival of Plays. Regional: Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Kennedy Center, NJ Repmore(Mrs. Dickson)
third season (Touchstone, As You Like It; Training Programs Manager) S&Co: Intimate Apparel, Henry VI.six (Tygre’s Heart, A Pair of Molehills. . . , Boys of York, Queen Meg), Lovers’ Spat (2017 & 2018), Winter Studio Festival of Plays. Regional: Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Kennedy Center, NJ Rep (company member), Theater Alliance (Insurrection: Holding History, Helen Hayes nomination), Ensemble Studio Theatre, Tennessee Shakespeare, WAM Theatre, Chester Theatre, Berkshire Playwrights Lab, York Shakespeare, African Continuum Theatre,Totem Pole Playhouse, & Folger Theatre. Film/TV:The Shape of Destiny (Official selection, 2018 Women in Comedy Festival), Nothing But the Truth, Ghosts of Hamilton Street, Diseasels, HBO’s “The Wire.” Education: Shakespeare & Company, National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Alcorn State University.
Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.