'Intimate Apparel' by EVOLVE Theatre Company
Ong King Arts Center (new location)
Fri, Sat, Tue (FEB 20 ONLY) 7:30pm, Sun 3:30pm
The time is 1905, the place New York City, where Esther, a black seamstress, lives in a boarding house for women and sews intimate apparel for clients who range from 2 wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. Her skills and discretion are much in demand, and she has managed to stuff a goodly sum of money into her quilt over the years. One by one, the other denizens of the boarding house marry and move away, but Esther remains, lonely and longing for a husband and a future. Her plan is to find the right man and use the money she's saved to open a beauty parlor where black women will be treated as royally as the white women she sews for. By way of a mutual acquaintance, she begins to receive beautiful letters from a lonesome Caribbean man named George who is working on the Panama Canal. When George arrives in New York, however, he turns out not to be the man his letters painted him to be. -- Dramatists Play Service
For more information, please contact Assistant Director Mary Ann Shirley-Gray or Evolve Artistic Director Apostol at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: The new Ong King Arts Center 1154 Fort Street Mall (Please note new location) email@example.com https://www.facebook.com/ongkingartscenter/
When: Fri, Feb. 16, 7:30pm Sat, Feb. 17, 7:30pm Sun, Feb. 18, 3:30pm, Tues, Feb 20 7:30pm (added show), Fri, Feb. 23, 7:30pm Sat, Feb. 24, 7:30pm Sun, Feb. 25, 3:30pm
General admission: $20 online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3273492 $25 at the door. Box office opens one hour before curtain.
Please note: • The show contains adult themes and situations.