WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 | 6:00pm
Little Theatre 1 (240 East Ave.)
Opening Discussion: 6:00pm
There will be a 10-minute intermission.
• Special early screening before its national broadcast!
• Plus opening remarks and a brief discussion with lead actress Kearstin Piper Brown, live and in person!
ABOUT THE SCREENING
Set in turn of the century New York, Intimate Apparel: A New Opera 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.
2 hr 34 mins | Drama/Opera | 2022 | USA | English
About the series
WXXI Classical Presents is a series of films that are related to classical music in some way, co-produced by WXXI Classical and The Little Theatre. Selected by classical music hosts Julia Figueras, Brenda Tremblay and Mona Seghatoleslami, each film chosen exemplifies the power of music in an exciting or non-traditional narrative way. More details about the WXXI Classical Presents Series