PlayMakers Repertory Company presented their latest show Saturday evening with “Intimate Apparel” at Paul Green Theatre.
Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, “Intimate Apparel” follows an African-American seamstress named Esther Mills, who lives in New York City in 1905.
While fashioning clothes for the elegant men and women of high society at the time, Esther has acquired a reputation for being talented as she strives for independence and respect. The themes of love, joy, sorrow, misfortune and well-being are explored as Esther lives through the tribulations of the early 20th century.
First and foremost, this dramatic representation, directed by Raelle Myrick-Hodges, is uplifted by the cleverness of the playwright’s script. Nottage employs smart and witty dialogue that helps showcase the personalities of the characters, as well as their relationships with one another. Additionally, the story's progress is well-paced, realistic and natural.
The play consists of strong performances by the whole cast. Every performer greatly complements the uniqueness of Nottage’s script. Standout performers include Rasool Jahan as Esther and Myles Bullock as George.