Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance opens its 2017-2018 season with Lynn Nottage's acclaimed play, Intimate Apparel. The production is directed by Kent State Associate Professor Fabio Polanco and runs Friday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 15, in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent.
A poignant and powerful commentary on life, love, race and social power, Intimate Apparel tells the story of Esther, a black seamstress in 1905 New York who creates exquisite lingerie for clients ranging from wealthy white women to prostitutes. With her talent and discretion in high demand, Esther's plans for a life beyond the boarding house where she lives have never seemed more within reach. But when society and circumstance challenge her dreams, Esther will have to sew a new path into the fabric of her life.