Intimate Apparel: Award-Winning Play at The Pasadena Playhouse
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The last date listed for Intimate Apparel was Wednesday November 21, 2012 / 8:00pm.
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This is not your children's puppet show! Puppet Up! -- Uncensored is a hilarious melding of comedic improvisation with puppetry. A live show created for adults, it features over 60 puppets, six puppeteers and no censored language or content. This motley group of characters is brought to life by the world-renowned puppeteers of Henson Alternative, the adult and very uncensored arm of the Jim Henson Company. The show even includes several recreations of classic pieces created by Jim Henson, Jane Henson and Frank Oz that haven't been performed live in decades. Not your average night at the improv, this innovative, sometimes dark show is definitely not for children. Learn More
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Featured review from jimmy61
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Great show! Great actors! The Pasadena Playhouse is a lovely venue. My only complaint is that they should require late-comers to wait until a scene change to enter so as to not disturb those who had the decency to show up on time. After all, this is "live" theatre and deserves respect. Aside from that, it was quite enjoyable.
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Wonderful play about a slice of life back back in the day. Great story about an African American seamstress who was able to make a life for herself despite society's limitations. Told with wit, humor, and great character development.
In Intimate Apparel, the time is 1905 in New York City and Esther, a middle-aged, black seamstress, has learned to make ends meet by teaching herself to sew beautiful and delicate lingerie for her uptown and downtown clientele. After nearly two decades of loneliness and watching the younger and prettier girls come and go in the boarding house she rents from, Esther finds solace and possible romance in letters from George, a handsome, young Caribbean man working on the Panama Canal.
Re-energized by his affectionate words, but hindered by illiteracy, Esther confides in two of her patrons, Mrs. Van Buren, a rich white socialite, and Mayme, a prostitute, to pen her letters back to George. Meanwhile, Esther’s heart also seems to lie with Mr. Marks, the Hasidic shopkeeper who relishes in sharing his exquisite finds of satins and silks and has also grown increasingly fond of Esther. But the impossibility of their match is obvious to them both, so Esther settles for a marriage to George.
He subsequently manages to frivolously spend all of her life savings on whores and liquor – dashing all of Esther’s hopes of opening a beauty salon. Once again penniless and alone, Esther reluctantly returns to her sewing machine to refashion her dreams from the cloth of her life’s experiences.
Intimate Apparel_ is the winner of the 2004 New York Drama Critics Circle Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play.
Running time: 2 hours 20 minutes (includes a 15-minute intermission).