In Pulitzer-winner Lynn Nottage's most celebrated play, a young African American woman in 1905 New York works as a seamstress, sewing lingerie for both midtown shops and downtown brothels. She hopes to make enough money to open a beauty shop, but her search for love threatens to derail her dream.
"Artists Repertory Theatre opens their season with a quiet triumph...As the heroine, Ayanna Berkshire is quietly commanding, portraying the self-assured, independent Esther with few fireworks but plenty of heart. It’s a performance fully aware of how a confident persona can mask serious insecurities, and only the least self-aware viewers will have trouble relating to Berkshire’s seamstress. The rest of the cast is without a weak link..." Read our full review.