by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Kim Stauffer
Driven by passion and determination to build a better life for herself, Esther, a brilliant African American seamstress in turn-of-the-century New York, diligently saves her earnings and daydreams of the life she longs to create. Sought after for making intimate apparel for diverse clientele, she delicately navigates the complex structures of race, class, and societal divides when a devastating betrayal costs her nearly everything. Written by the first female playwright to win two Pulitzer Prizes, this play offers a powerful story about the resiliency of the human spirit.
Cost: $22 general public / $17 students, seniors & UAlbany faculty-staff