The real story that gave life to Intimate Apparel!

So what inspired Lynn Nottage to write a play set in 1905? Take a look at this great article in which Nottage reveals how Esther’s story is really based off of a curiosity Nottage had for her great-grandmother’s life.  Read it here!

Photograph: Eugène Atget / Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Photograph: Eugène Atget / Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Previews for Intimate Apparel start on Thursday at the Athenaeum, so it’s a great time to get to know more about Lynn Nottage’s writing.  Even if you missed our production of Ruined, it’s not too late to experience Nottage’s writing performed live.

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