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.

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Rashada Dawan


Yao Dogbe


Sean Fortunato

Mr. Marks

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


Rebecca Spence

Mrs. Van Buren

Jacqueline Williams

Mrs. Dickson

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 MiserGees Bend, and Po’ Boy Tango. Broadway: Young Man From Atlanta. Off Broadway: From The Mississippi Delta (Oprah Winfrey co-produced), Talented TenthMill 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 FirePD, and Med; EmpirePrison BreakHeartlockThe Break UpThe Lake House. Her many awards/nominations include Jeff, Helen Hayes, BTAA, American Arts Council, Lunt-Fontanne (Shakespeare)Fellow and Excellence in the Arts. Greatest blessing: daughter Kara.

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OPEN CAPTIONING – Intimate Apparel, April 11, at 2:30pm
This performance will be open captioned. All seats do not provide a clear view of the captions. Please indicate your need for captioning when purchasing your tickets by phone 847.673.6300 to be seated in the correct area, or use the “Purchase by Seat” option when buying online (select the LEFT section and look for the symbol indicating seats for open captioning).