Intimate Apparel
by Texas State University

Apr. 04 - Apr. 09, 2017


Texas State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is proudly presenting Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage. The show will run April 4-9, 2017 in the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre and is under the direction of guest artist, Melissa Maxwell.


Lynn Nottage’s Intimate Apparel is a lyrical tale about lost intimacy, which explores “the passionate intensity of hopes and aspirations.” Esther, a black seamstress in turn-of-the-century New York has made a good life for herself sewing corsets and negligees, but she longs for a husband. Drawn to a Jewish textile merchant but aware of the impossibility of a life together, she cultivates an ultimately ruinous relationship with a laborer from Barbados. 


Ashley Hildreth, Liliana Rose (photo by Sara Mitschke)


Director Melissa Maxwell specializes in new play development. Credits of note include: the world premiere of four-time EMMY-winner Judy Tate’s Slashes of Light (Kitchen Theatre/Civic Ensemble co-pro, NYCWAM Collaboration Award finalists); Keith Josef Adkins’ Safe House (Repertory Theatre of St Louis, six St Louis Theatre Circle Award nominations); American Slavery Project’s Unheard Voices, a theatrical event developed to give voice to the nameless souls buried at NYC’s African Burial Ground; Show Way, based on Jacqueline Woodson’s award-winning children’s book (world premiere, Vital Theatre, Off Broadway Theatre Alliance Award Nomination). Maxwell loves working with students. She attended Texas State University’s Black and Latino Playwrights’ Conference in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. She is also an award-winning playwright, veteran actor of stage and screen, and motivational speaker with two TEDx Talks to her credit.



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Intimate Apparel
by Lynn Nottage
Texas State University

April 04 - April 09, 2017
Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre
601 University Drive
Texas State University
San Marcos, TX, 78666

The opening night for Intimate Apparel will be Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m.

The show will run through Sunday’s matinee performance at 2 p.m. on April 9.

All performances will be in the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre.

Individual tickets start at $15 for adults and $8 for students, and may be purchased by phone at 512-245-6500 or online at