Set at the turn of the 20th Century, Intimate Apparel is a heart-wrenching story about desire, touch and what it means to be loved. The play follows Esther, a black woman who works as a skilled seamstress, sewing intimate apparel for women from all walks of life. With the dream of opening up her own beauty parlor for black women, Esther begins to long for a partner, someone to make her life feel complete.

Princeton University students, faculty and staff are invited to this theatrical and academic exploration that will present selected moments from Lynn Nottage’s masterpiece for a deeper exploration of character and relationship as a performance piece and as a way to explore the world of transitions truthfully and theatrically. Featuring senior Chamari White-Mink ’20 in the lead role with stage management by senior Hannah Semmelhack ’20, lighting design by Milan Eldridge ’20, sound design by Jenny Kim ’20, and directed by faculty member Shariffa Ali.

The event is free and open to Princeton students, faculty, and staff. No tickets are required.


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