Kent State School of Theatre and Dance Opens Season With Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel
Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance opens its 2017-2018 season with Lynn Nottage's acclaimed play Intimate Apparel. The production is directed by Associate Professor Fabio Polanco and runs Friday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 15, in Wright-Curtis Theatre, located in the Roe Green Center for the School of Theatre and Dance, Center for the Performing Arts, 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent.
A poignant and powerful play on life, love, race and social power, Intimate Apparel portrays the story of Esther, a black seamstress in 1905 New York, who creates exquisite lingerie for clients who range from wealthy white women to prostitutes. With her talent and discretion in high demand, Esther’s dreams for a life beyond the boarding house where she lives have never seemed more within reach. But when society and circumstance challenge her dreams, Esther will have to sew a new path into the fabric of her life.
The production and design team includes scenic design by Isabella Trevino, technical direction by Liam Roth, lighting design by Wyatt S. Hayes, costume design by Desiree Anderson, sound design by Courtney Jean, and props supervision by Patrick Ulrich. Courtney Brown serves as dialect coach, and Danielle Holloway is the production stage manager.
For tickets, call 330-672-ARTS (2787), purchase online at www.kent.edu/theatredance or in person at the Performing Arts Box Office located in the Roe Green Center lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts at 1325 Theatre Drive. The box office is open Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults; $14 for Kent State alumni, faculty and staff; $14 for seniors (60+); and $10 for non-Kent State students age 18 and under. Tickets are free for full-time, Kent Campus undergraduate students. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets for $12 per person. Flex pass subscriptions also are available. The box office accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, checks and cash.