In 1905, a black seamstress named Esther sews her way out of poverty stitch by delicate stitch, creating fine lingerie for her Manhattan clientele while longing for a husband and a future. She finds common ground with a Jewish fabric merchant, a relationship they both know cannot grow. So when correspondence with a lonesome Caribbean man leads to a marriage proposal, she accepts. But as her new marriage quickly leads to regret, Esther turns back to her sewing machine to rebuild her life and refashion her future.
Calendar for Intimate Apparel
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Credits include: The Diary of Anne Frank, Hedda Gabler, The Real Thing, Travels With My Aunt, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Writers); Rene Gallimard in M. Butterfly (Court); Measure for Measure (Goodman); Detective Cioffi in Curtains (Drury Lane); over 20 productions with Chicago Shakespeare and work at Timeline, Marriott, Theatre at the Center, Remy Bumppo, About Face, Intiman (WA), Old Globe (CA), The Duke on 42nd (NY) and twelve seasons with Peninsula Players (WI), where he played George in Sunday in the Park with George. TV/Film: Chicago PD and The Merry Gentleman directed by Michael Keaton. Sean has received four Joseph Jefferson nominations and an After Dark Award. Next: 2666 (Goodman) and Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf (Writers).
Mildred Marie Langford
Mrs. Van Buren
Jacqueline returns to Northlight after reprising her role of Mae in Academy Award winner Tarell McCraney’s Head of Passes at Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles opposite Phylicia Rashad. Northlight appearances include Skeleton Crew, The Miser, Gees Bend, and Po’ Boy Tango. Broadway: Young Man From Atlanta. Off Broadway: From The Mississippi Delta (Oprah Winfrey co-produced), Talented Tenth, Mill Fire. Select Chicago credits include The Christians, Airline Highway, Head of Passes, Brother/Sister Plays (Steppenwolf); Man in the Ring, Gem of the Ocean,Fences, Caroline, or Change (Court); The House That Will Not Stand, A Wonder In My Soul (Victory Gardens); Pullman Porter Blues, stop.reset, Camino Real, Trinity River Plays and many more (Goodman). She has worked extensively regionally including tours with the Johannesbug’s Market Theatre and Crowns. TV/Film: Turks, recurring on Chicago Fire, PD, and Med; Empire, Pri
Tasia A. Jones
Production Stage Manager
Recent credits include Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight (Windy City Playhouse); The Project(s) (world premiere), Let Me Down Easy, Mercy Strain, columbinus (Boston & Chicago), Rent and Disgraced (world premiere, 2013 Pulitzer Prize), among many others over the past seven seasons as a resident stage manager at American Theater Company; Mr. Burns-a post electric play, Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (Las Vegas & Chicago) and The Santaland Diaries all at Theater Wit; Saudade: Dreams & Longing (Music Theatre Company); The Pride (About Face). Katie is on faculty at Loyola University Chicago where she teaches stage management.
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OPEN CAPTIONING – Intimate Apparel, April 11, at 2:30pm
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