About Intimate Apparel

Set during the turn of the twentieth century, the drama, by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, deftly weaves together a story that explores the complexities of identity, vulnerability, and human resilience. Sewing exquisite lingerie gives Esther, an African American seamstress, an intimate look at the love lives of her diverse clientele, but leaves her yearning for a romance of her own. When a letter arrives from a stranger, she embarks on a journey to build the life she’s longed for.

Winner of the 2004 New York Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle Awards and Sternberg New Play Award.


In the intimate, liberal arts college setting of MCLA, the study of theatre cultivates critical thinking and a spirit of inquiry. Innovative courses and student learning opportunities give students the chance to explore ideas and take intellectual and creative risks while developing essential values such as collaboration and leadership.

MCLA Theatre's vigorous production season provides strong student, faculty, and community interaction, as well as a variety of excellent educational and cultural experiences. The program explores theory alongside experiential learning to develop innovative theatre artists prepared for careers and graduate study. Through the unique, multi-disciplinary art form of Theatre, students prepare for sustainable creative lives.

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