Winner! New York Drama Critics Circle and Outer Critics Circle Awards.

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Lynn Nottage


Ibi Owolabi


In 1905 New York, an independent woman named Esther creates beautiful lingerie for clients that range from white society mavens on the Upper East Side to prostitutes in the Tenderloin district. As she works toward her dream of opening a beauty salon for Black women, she earns the trust, respect and friendship of her diverse customers. And when she enters into a romantic correspondence with a mysterious pen pal, her quest for empowerment and self-actualization takes unexpected turns. A landmark play from MacArthur Genius Grant recipient and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage.

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Deeply moving. NY Daily News
One of the very best American plays of the past quarter-century. Wall Street Journal
Near-perfect. Associated Press

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Contains adult situations.


March 24 & 25 at 8 pm
Opening Night
March 26 at 8 pm
Regular Performances
March 26 - April 17, 2022
Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm

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