WXXI Classical Presents... Intimate Apparel

WXXI Classical Presents... Intimate Apparel

Wed, 09/21/2022 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Kearstin Piper Brown and Arnold Livingston Geis

Credit: Julieta Cervantes

Join us for a special screening of Intimate Apparel, a PBS Great Performance presentation and a discussion with soprano Kearstin Piper Brown.

WXXI Classical is pleased to present this special screening before its national broadcast on PBS stations across the country and on WXXI-TV. Join us Wednesday, September 21 at The Little Theatre for this screening, plus opening remarks and a brief discussion with lead actress Kearstin Piper Brown, live and in person!

Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)

Doors: 5:30pm
Opening Discussion: 6:00pm
Screening: 6:30pm
There will be a 10-minute intermission.

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About the Intimate Apparel
Set in turn of the century New York, Intimate Apparel tells the story of Esther (Kearstin Piper Brown), a lonely, single African American woman who makes her living sewing corsets and ladies’ undergarments. Seeking love and romance, Esther’s warm affection with an Orthodox Jewish fabric seller is socially taboo, but she embarks on a letter-writing relationship with a mysterious suitor laboring on the Panama Canal, eventually realizing that only her self-reliance will see her through life’s challenges.

Featuring a libretto by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage based on her play and music by Ricky Ian Gordon, the opera is directed by Tony winner Bartlett Sher.