September 20 – October 16, 2022

Simultaneous live stream broadcasts from October 8 – 14.

" of the forty best plays ever written."

“a rich, vivid portrait of turn-of-the-last-century New York; a feminist lament of intelligent, talented women…a soft-focus glimpse into the beating hearts behind the archives of African American life a century ago.”

In 1905 New York, Esther specializes in creating exquisite corsets for society ladies on Fifth Avenue and prostitutes in the Tenderloin. Tired of watching other women in Mrs. Dickson’s boarding house marry and move on, illiterate Esther, with the help of one of her wealthy clients, enters a romantic correspondence with George, a labourer working on the Panama Canal.


Amira Anderson


Lucinda Davis

Mrs. Dickson

Jenny Brizard


Matthew Gorman

Mr. Marks

Matthew G. Brown


Melissa Taylor

Mrs. Van Buren


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