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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.

Photos & Videos

Medina Senghore and Nehassaiu deGannes. Photo: Stratton McCrady.

Tommy Schrider and Nehassaiu deGannes. Photo: Stratton McCrady.

Lee Edward Colston II and Nehassaiu deGannes. Photo: Stratton McCrady.

MaConnia Chesser. Photo: Stratton McCrady.

Lee Edward Colston II. Photo: Stratton McCrady.

Medina Senghore. Photo: Stratton McCrady.

Nehassaiu deGannes and Tommy Schrider. Photo: Stratton McCrady.

Nehassaiu deGannes and Medina Senghore. Photo: Stratton McCrady.

Nehassaiu deGannes and Christianna Nelson. Photo: Stratton McCrady.

Medina Senghore and Nehassaiu deGannes. Photo: Stratton McCrady.

Medina Senghore and Nehassaiu deGannes. Photo: Stratton McCrady.

Nehassaiu deGannes and Christianna Nelson. Photo: Stratton McCrady.

Nehassaiu deGannes and MaConnia Chesser. Photo: Stratton McCrady.

Artists

MaConnia Chesser

MaConnia Chesser

(Mrs. Dickson)

third season. 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

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Rachel Christopher

Rachel Christopher

(Mayme)

New York: Yelena, Minor Character, Under the Radar Festival-Public Theater; Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise, The Play Company; Lauren, At the Table, Fault Line Theatre; Regional: Paulina, The Winter’s Tale (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis); Chelle, Detroit ‘’67 (PlayMakers Repertory Company); Helena, A Midsummer NIght's Dream (Shakespeare Festival St.

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Lee Edward Colston II

Lee Edward Colston II

(George)

first season (George, Intimate Apparel ) is a Philly native, former prison guard turned actor, playwright, director, acting teacher, writing coach, & author. Selected credits include: The Color Purple (Nat’l tour), S even Guitars, Hoodoo Love, In Arabia We’d All Be Kings, Hadestown (New York Theater Workshop), The Sign

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Nehassaiu deGannes

Nehassaiu deGannes

(Esther)

fifth season (Esther, Intimate Apparel, Actor/playwright, Door of No Return ). S&Co: Nell Gwynne, Maria, Lady Davenant, Or, (Berkshire Theater Award) ; Virgilia et al, Coriolanus ; Off-Off B’way: T.B. Sheets, Buran Theater/ The Tank ; Target Margin Theater. Regional: Prudence, The Convert (Elliot Norton Award Outstanding Production) ;

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Christianna Nelson

Christianna Nelson

(Mrs. Van Buren)

sixth season (Mrs. Van Buren, Intimate Apparel ). S&Co: Jess, Ugly Lies the Bone ; Halina/Betty/Margaret, Red Velvet ; Helena, A Midsummer Night’s Dream ; Charmian, Antony and Cleopatra ; Olivia, Twelfth Night ; Lisa Morrison, Collected Stories ; Comedy of Errors ; The Tempest. Christianna has

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Tommy Schrider

Tommy Schrider

(Mr. Marks)

Broadway: War Horse. Off Broadway/NYC: Macbeth (Theatre For A New Audience); Septimus & Clarissa (Ripe Time, Drama Desk Nomination Best Show); Please Continue, Close Ties (Ensemble Studio Theatre); The Heart Is Not Made Of Stone (BAM); Acts of Mercy,St. Crispin’s Day (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); She Stoops to Conquer,

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Daniela Varon

(Director)

Twenty-second season. For S&Co: Director, Ugly Lies the Bone, Red Velvet, Shakespeare’s Will, Romeo and Juliet, Sea Marks, Martha Mitchell Calling, Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing, Love Letters, Collected Stories, Winter’s Tale, Wit, Room of One’s Own, Turn of the Screw. New York: Abingdon; Culture Project;

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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.

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