October 22 - October 29, 2011
Lynn Nottage, playwright; Judy Braha, director. In 1905, Esther, a black seamstress, lives in a NYC boarding house and sews lingerie for clients ranging from wealthy patrons to prostitutes. Though her heart lies with the Hasidic shopkeeper from whom she buys cloth, Esther begins a promising correspondence with a Caribbean man. “The play offers poignant commentary on an era when the cut and color of one's dress—and of course, skin—determined whom one could and could not marry, sleep with, even talk to in public." —Variety. Part of Boston University's 15th Annual Fall Fringe Festival.