Artists Repertory Theatre
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Michael Mendleson
Scenic Designer: Jack O’Brien
Costume Designer: Sarah Gahagan
Lighting Designer: Brent J. Sullivan
Sound Designer: Rodolfo Ortega
Set in 1905 NYC, this riveting tale is about the empowerment of Esther, an African American seamstress who creates exquisite lingerie for Fifth Avenue boudoirs and red-light brothels. As she yearns for a different life, she finds unconventional friendships with clients that defy race, religion and class. Artists Rep kicks off the 2014/15 season with the long-awaited Portland debut of this award-winning, Off-Broadway and regional theatre sensation by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.