- $25 for one ticket to see Intimate Apparel (up to $53 value)
- Where: Westport Country Playhouse
- Seating: tier 3 seating in the rear sides of the orchestra or mezzanine
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Click here to view the seating chart
Dates and Times
- Friday, October 31, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, November 1, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
It’s 1905, and Esther, an African-American woman, has arrived in Manhattan hoping to carve her own path through life. She takes a room at a boarding house for women and begins sewing intimate apparel for everyone from prostitutes to rich white women looking to spice up their love lives. But Esther has love troubles of her own. While all the other women in the boarding house get married and move away, she’s torn between George, a long-distance suitor from Barbados, and Mr. Marks, an Orthodox Jew who seems to have feelings for her too—feelings that unfortunately defy social convention.
Originally staged in Baltimore in 2003, this drama by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage made the leap to Off-Broadway in 2004. Once it landed there, it racked up multiple awards including two Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Lucille Lortel Awards. Westport magazine calls it “a production that reminds us of why we go to the theatre,” while Examiner.com praises it for its “clear, emotionally-rich telling of Nottage’s tale, one well worth breathing in for its honesty and delight.”
Westport Country Playhouse
It's not every day that an Academy Award–winning actress like Joanne Woodward arrives at your theater and offers to be the Artistic Director. But that's pretty much what happened at Westport Country Playhouse in 2000. Woodward, a resident of Westport, was enraptured by the the playhouse and concerned with the physical disrepair of its building—a former tannery built in 1835. Determined to revitalize WCP, she set about renovating the space while continuing to stage lauded works starring the likes of Gene Wilder, Jane Curtain, and Paul Newman.
Woodward's five-year tenure is just one of many pivotal eras in the playhouse's history. Throughout its entire history, though, the theater has held to its mission, performing everything from comedies and musicals to classic dramas and new works by emerging playwrights. And its dedication to the performing arts shines through in more than just its staged offerings and enthusiastic spotlight polishing. It's also home to the Woodward Internship Program, a summer workshop for burgeoning stage managers and producers.