Drama Desk Nominee Mary B. Robinson Will Direct Westport's Intimate Apparel | Playbill

News Drama Desk Nominee Mary B. Robinson Will Direct Westport's Intimate Apparel Drama Desk nominee Mary B. Robinson will stage Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel at Westport Country Playhouse – slated to begin performances Oct. 7.

The production will run through Nov. 1.

Here's how Westport bills the show: "Intimate Apparel weaves an intricate tapestry of the joys, sorrows, tragedy, and triumph of Esther, a gifted but lonely African-American seamstress in early twentieth century Manhattan as she negotiates the choice between a love that is accepted and one that is true."

Concurrent with the run, the Playhouse will present a community engagement initiative, "'Threads of Time, Fabric of History: Intimate Apparel in Context,' examining the play’s multi-faceted themes of labor, immigration, race, religion, New York at the turn of the 20th century, class relations, and women’s issues."

The cast includes Nikki E. Walker (An American Plan, Trickle, "Orange Is The New Black") as Esther, Leighton Bryan (Cat on A Hot Tin Roof, "Blue Bloods") as Mrs. Van Buren, Isaiah Johnson (Peter and the Starcatcher, "The Knick") as George, Aleta Mitchell (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom) as Mrs. Dickson, Tommy Schrider (War Horse, "The Americans") as Mr. Marks and Heather Alicia Simms (Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike) as Mayme.

The design team will include Allen Moyer (scenic design), Michael Krass (costume design), Eric Southern (lighting design) and Fitz Patton (sound design). Tickets begin at $30.

To purchase and for more information visit WestportPlayhouse.org.

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