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Intimate Apparel Sample

New Works Festival
Friday, November 3, 2023 - 8:15pm (Phoenix)

Set in turn of the century New York, Intimate Apparel tells the story of Esther, a lonely African American woman who works sewing beautiful corsets and ladies’ undergarments. Seeking love and romance, Esther enters a letter-writing relationship with a mysterious suitor laboring on the Panama Canal. When he moves to New York, they embark on an unhappy marriage, leading Esther to realize that only her self-reliance and certainty of her own worth will see her through life’s challenges.

In celebration of First Friday, access to the New Works Festival is FREE on Friday, November 3, 2023. Limited seating available. Opera samples are 20 minutes each.

*This sample performance is part of the New Works Festival.