Seamstresses tale takes stage

From the Register-Mail:

“Intimate Apparel” is the story of African-American seamstresses in New York City of the early 1900s, inspired by archival research and the author’s family history. The play tells the story of Esther, who has migrated from South Carolina to New York after her slave parents died. In creating exquisite lingerie for wealthy socialites and ladies of the brothel, she challenges the taboos of the age. The theme of the play is Esther’s journey to self-actualization…..

The play is directed by visiting instructor in theater Kelly Lynn Hogan, a Knox alum and accomplished Chicago actress. Hogan also has a master’s degree in performance studies from New York University.