by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage
March 22-April 16, 2017
1905, New York City. Esther, a black seamstress, lives in a boarding house for women and sews brilliantly intricate “intimates” for high-society and red-light women alike. Her skills and discretion are much in demand, but she dreams of finding love and using the money she's saved to open a beauty parlor where women like her will be treated royally. By way of a mutual acquaintance, she begins to receive beautiful letters from a lonesome Caribbean man named George who is laboring to build the Panama Canal. When he writes to ask if he can come to New York, Esther must ask—is this the start of her dream for the future, or will it unravel everything she’s built? This acclaimed and poignant new American drama is the winner of five national awards for Best Play.
The New York Drama Critics Circle, the Outer Critics Circle, John Gassner Award, ACTA Award, Steinberg New Play Award
“A justly acclaimed, beautifully written and intensely personal play from a newly prominent African-American theatrical voice…with an ability to cut to the emotional quick with striking veracity.” - Chicago Tribune*
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