Play Makers Repertory Company’s production boasts an engaging cast and a perceptive director who work hard at minimizing several script weaknesses.
Esther is a talented seamstress whose undergarments are in demand by clients ranging from high society members such as flighty Mrs.
For all its period accuracy, Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel, at the Mc Carter Theatre through June 4, is above all a deeply moving play about isolation and the search for touch.
Inspired by the story of Nottage’s great-grandmother, who came from Barbados to New York to work as a seamstress, it’s in line with Nottage’s mission, to speak for the “memoir-less” people of our history.
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Director Raelle Myrick-Hodges keeps the staging active and varied over Junghyun Georgia Lee’s multi-tiered set, although the main playing space seems cramped with furnishings for three locations.
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He has also won a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
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Encouraged by an acquaintance of Esther’s, George amorously pursues marriage, causing her to drop her guard. Marks, the Jewish owner of the fabric shop she frequents.