Intimate Apparel

When: Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sun., Jan. 29, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun., Feb. 5, 2 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 12, 2 p.m. Continues through Feb. 12 2017

A seamstress who specializes in undergarments, Esther has a clientele that includes both prostitutes and society matrons. Her life is fairly constrained because of her race; as a black woman in 1905, she doesn't have many options. Still, Esther dreams of one day opening her own shop — and perhaps also of a relationship with Mr. Marks, the Jewish shopkeeper who sells her fabric. The pair definitely feel something for each other, but neither can safely pursue it. When she begins receiving letters from George, a friend of a friend, Esther considers altering her dreams to include marriage. The New Jewish Theatre continues its season with Lynn Nottage's drama Intimate Apparel. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (January 26 to February 12) at the Jewish Community Center's Wool Studio Theatre (2 Millstone Campus Drive, Creve Coeur; Tickets are $39.50 to $43.50.

Paul Friswold

Price: $39.50-$43.50