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.