Intimate Apparel
When: May 20 - 23, 2009
Where: Harbach Theatre

Intimate Apparel

Written by    Lynn Nottage
Directed byKelly Lynn Hogan

Manhattan, 1905. Esther, a middle-aged, black seamstress, has learned to make ends meet by teaching herself to sew beautiful and delicate lingerie for her uptown and downtown clientele. After nearly two decades of loneliness and watching the younger and prettier girls come and go in the boarding house she rents from, Esther finds solace and possible romance in letters from George, a handsome, young Caribbean man working on the Panama Canal. Re-energized by his affectionate words, but hindered by illiteracy, Esther confides in two of her patrons, Mrs. Van Buren, a rich white socialite, and Mayme, a prostitute, to pen her letters back to George. Meanwhile, Esther’s heart also seems to lie with Mr. Marks, the Hasidic shopkeeper who relishes in sharing his exquisite finds of satins and silks and has also grown increasingly fond of Esther.

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The story of an independent female seamstress


Esther MillsLindsey Murrell
George Armstrong (Act One)D'Angelo Smith
George Armstrong (Act Two)Jordan Lanfair
MaymeKrystle Liggins
Mr. MarksElijah King
Mrs. DicksonAlexandra LeFlore
Mrs. Van BurenMikah Berky
Strength/ ConvictionKaren Brophy
The Artist/ Hopeful DreamerRobin Mahung
Mother/ Wife/ CompassionCarlyse Owens

Production Staff

DirectorKelly Lynn Hogan
Assistant DirectorMeredith Noseworthy
Stage ManagerAlexandra DeWald
Assistant Stage ManagersJosephine Dudek
Melissa Sher
Set and Lighting DesignerCraig Choma
Assistant Set DesignerSamantha Newport
Scenic ArtistMikah Berky
Master ElectricianKathryn Haynes
Costume DesignersMargo Shively
Allison Smith
Textile DesignMeredith Noseworthy
Textile ArtistEmalene Clark
Sound DesignersWarren Grabner
Charles Rohrbaugh
Original Music CompositionWarren Grabner
Sound EngineerCharles Rohrbaugh
Properties DesignerGloria Feliciano
Dialect CoachOlivia Engel
DramaturgeMcKinley Murphy
Movement DirectorKarin Rudd
Vocal CoachesWarren Grabner
Olivia Engel
Piano Accompaniment InstructionWarren Grabner
Carri Frye
ASL TranslationLindsey Snyder
Craphic DesignJeremy Doebert
Scene Shop CrewRob Bauwens
Alexandra DeWald
Kathleen Dickenson
Danny Fisher-Bruns
Ryn Flynn
Kevin Goetsch
Elijah King
John Mast
Anna Munzesheimer
Lauren Neiheisel
Samantha Newport
Carlyse Owens
Liz Picurro
Ivy Reid
Ian Schurr
Michael Smith
Becky Warner
Costume Shop CrewMikah Berky
Katerina Chemyhkivska
Emalene Clark
Kathleen Donoghue
Alice Fredrickson
Peter Glinsmann
Wesley Gunther
Carla Hamilton
Jenna Henning
Matthew Hundley
Aisha Mergaert
Meredith Noseworthy
Kathleen O'Connor
Analise Rahn
Karin Rudd
Alicia Vallorani
Props CrewBrigette Demke
Gloria Feliciano
Kathy Groat
Carlyse Owens
Alicia Vallorani
Erin Souza

Administrative Staff

ChairpersonNeil Blackadder
ProgramCarla Hamilton
PublicityCarla Hamilton
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