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Texas State theatre stages play about lost intimacy, 'Intimate Apparel'

Ashley Hildreth (left) and Liliana Rose star in 'Intimate Apparel.' (Photo by Sara Mitschke)
Ashley Hildreth (left) and Liliana Rose star in 'Intimate Apparel.' (Photo by Sara Mitschke)

By Jack McClellan
Office of Media Relations
April 3, 2017

Texas State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present Intimate Apparel April 4-9 in the Performing Arts Center.

Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. April 4-8, with a 2 p.m. matinee April 9.

Intimate Apparel follows Esther, a black seamstress in New York at turn of the 20th century, through her various attempts at fostering intimacy. The play will be produced under the direction of guest artist Melissa Maxwell, an award-winning playwright, actor and motivational speaker. Maxwell specializes in new play development, helping produce the world premiere of Judy Tate’s Slashes of Lights, Keith Josef Adkins’ Safe House and the American Slavery Project’s Unheard Voices, among other works.

Intimate Apparel was written by Lynn Nottage.

Maxwell is an alumna of Texas State’s Black and Latino Playwrights’ Conference, having attended 2009-2012 and 2015.

Tickets start at $15 for adults and $8 for students, and may be purchased by phone at (512) 245-6500 or online at txstatepresents.com.

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