By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Lydia Diamond
At the turn of the 20th century, lonely black New York seamstress Esther fabricates dreams with each sumptuous stitch. Stuffing her cash savings into a quilt along with bundles of love letters she can’t read, Esther stockpiles hope for the future. But will her dreams unravel against the harshness of reality?
Directed by new UIC faculty, Broadway produced playwright and teaching artist Lydia Diamond. MacArthur genius and Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage is known for writing lost voices back into history in her highly original, empathetic portraits of America.
FEB 23, 24, MAR 1, 2, 3, at 7:30pm
FEB 25, 28, MAR 3 at 2PM
2/25 Post-Show Talk: Historical Fiction and the Lives of Black Women