This beautifully written play offers unforgettable insight into class and race relations as seen through the eyes of Esther, a gifted African-American seamstress living in Manhattan at the turn of the 20th century. While sewing intimate apparel for clients ranging from socialites to prostitutes, Esther has built a good life for herself, though at 35, she fears she may never marry. Still, she dreams of love, happiness and a successful business venture. So, when she begins to receive beautiful love letters from a Caribbean man named George, Esther opens her heart to the possibilities of romance and a future filled with happiness. (Adult Themes, Situations)
"This new play is as memorably intimate as the intricate unmentionables its heroine creates."
-New York Magazine
Esther - SHERRI L. EVANS
Mr. Marks - SCOTT HORN
George - BENIAM A. JOHNSON
Mayme - KYLEE KYNASTON
Mrs. Dickson - GERSTEEN SHERROD
Mrs. VanBuren - RENEE SMITH
Assistant Stage Manager - ELVIN E. EAST
Director - PRESTON MISNER
Scenic Designer - DOUGLAS CLARKE
Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer - BARBARA B. MOELAART
Lighting/Sound/SFX Designer - KRISTEN CHESAK
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Stage Manager - VICKI WHISLER
March 27 - April 11, 2009
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos courtesy of Fred Western