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In 1905, Esther Mills is a skilled African-American seamstress. She has her own successful business, making lingerie for both society ladies, Mrs. Van Buren in particular, and “ladies of the night.” Esther has a failed romantic relationship with George Armstrong, who is working on the Panama Canal. She has an unlikely friendship with Mr. Marks, an Orthodox Jew.

Based on the life of Nottage’s great-grandmother, this is a powerful piece of theatre you don’t want to miss




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