Intimate Apparel

Intimate Apparel

Written by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Jane Page


December 2 – 10, 2017

Little Theatre

Esther Mills, a skilled African-American seamstress in 1905 NYC, dreams of saving enough money to open her own beauty parlor. Romance beckons in the form of George Armstrong, a stranger who writes to her from his work on the Panama Canal; after George arrives in New York City, and after they are married, Esther discovers that she is not the only one who misrepresented herself during their correspondence courtship.

Evenings: Dec. 2, 7, 8, 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Evening: Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Dec. 3*, 9, 10 at 2:00 p.m.

*Ticketholders: Please join us for a post-performance TalkBack with the creative team and cast.

Recently featured on "ThisDay" live with Ken Goldenberg

Ken Goldenberg interviews Director by Jane Page and actress Eriel Brown.

General $18
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff $15
UCI Students & Children under 17 $11

Shuttle services will begin one hour before showtime and will meet patrons on Level Two (Mesa Road street level) of the Mesa Parking Structure, by the elevator. Advance notice is appreciated, but not required.  For additional information, please call the Arts Box Office (949) 824-2787 or email  (Schedules are subject to change. See posted schedule at


UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama’s production of Intimate Apparel partners with FRESH Basic Needs Hub - SOAR, the UCI on-campus food pantry.

An estimated 400,000 people are at risk of hunger every month in Orange County, 42% of whom are children.  Let’s share this message by making a difference today by accepting the challenge to help end hunger.  

What:  Non-perishable Food Drive in partnership with the FRESH Basic Needs Hub - SOAR.

Where: At every performance of Intimate Apparel at The Little Theatre at UCI

When: Performances December 2 – 10, 2017

Biggest Needs:

  • Bagged Rice or Ready-to-Eat Rice
  • Canned Fruit (in water or juice)
  • Whole Grain Cereal
  • Canned or Boxed Soup (low sodium)
  • Whole Grain Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Meats & Fish (in water)
  • Healthy Snacks (such as low sugar granola bars, raw nuts, dried fruit)
  • Canned beans and vegetables
  • Peanut or Nut Butters

Questions?  Contact

Listen to the November 28, 2017 podcast featuring director Jane Page, along with actors Eriel Brown and Chris Mansa.


The Business of Politics/The Politics of Business

Money talks. In an age when politicians are carefully-crafted public figures bought and paid for by lobbyists, Super PACs, corporate dollars and—potentially—a foreign government, a failed reality-TV star holds the office of the most powerful leader in the free world. Unsupported promises are more powerful than provable facts, and the interests of the ruling class are carried on the backs of the voiceless many… this is the era of the business of politics/the politics of business: where dirty deals are done daily.


December 2, 2017 - 8:00pm
December 3, 2017 - 2:00pm
December 6, 2017 - 7:30pm
December 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
December 8, 2017 - 8:00pm
December 9, 2017 - 2:00pm
December 9, 2017 - 8:00pm
December 10, 2017 - 2:00pm