Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Night at the Theater

Mike and I had our evening out at the Venice Theater.  We went to a sold out performance of Intimate Apparel, a play written by Lynn Nottage.  I might add—very well written, too.

Images of from various productions of the play can be seen here.

There was a certain amount of buzz as we stood in line about the play being based on a true story. A lonely woman being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous man—really not to hard to believe!

It is about Ester, a 35 year old woman who makes her living sewing fine lingerie for New York society matrons and less reputable ladies of the night.  She longs for love even as she diligently stashes dollar bills in a crazy quilt.  Her savings are to be used to fulfill a dream of opening a beauty spa for black women.  In the meantime, she visits her customers and Mr. Marks, a purveyor of fine fabrics and a devout Hungarian Jew.

It is set in 1905, but the themes are truly timeless—what brings us together, what keeps us apart.  Very well done here.


  1. I love, love, love the theater, and this sounds like a play I would enjoy! Thanks for the review, and glad you had such a great time!

  2. This sounds like a great play. I would love to see it. I will have to watch and see if it comes this way. I'm glad you went to see it.

  3. This does sound like a great play!

  4. Sounds like my kind of story. It has been too long since I have seen a live performance. Did Mike forgive you that it wasn't actually a Victoria Secret fashion show?

    1. It was a good story--writing and acting both Mike knows all about my BS. He wasn't really fooled. He did stay awake throughout so I take that as a sign he enjoyed it too.

  5. A night at the theater. How lovely! It has been too long since I've done that.
    Glad you enjoyed the show.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Glad that Mike stayed awake - that says a lot about he play!


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