Roth/Resler Theater | 1125 College Ave. Columbus, OH 43209

SAT 2/4 @ 7:00p     SAT 2/11 @ 7:00p
SUN 2/5 @ 2:00p    SUN 2/12 @ 2:00p
THU 2/9 @ 7:00p    

Directed by Julie Whitney Scott | Play by Lynn Nottage

The time is 1905, the place the Lower East Side. Sewing beautiful lingerie gives Esther, an African American seamstress, an intimate look at the love lives of her diverse clientele, but she yearns for a romance of her own. She finds herself in an epistolary courtship with a mysterious Caribbean man, though her heart secretly belongs to the Orthodox Jewish fabric merchant with whom she can never share a touch. Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and MacArthur “Genius Grant” Awardee Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined), this moving portrait of love, resilience, and the triumph of the human spirit has become one of the most beloved plays of our time.


Esther – Latifat Sulaimon

George – El-Ryck Kendrick

Mayme – Brooklyn Smith

Mr. Marks – Jacob Erney

Mrs. Dickson – Cathy Bean

Mrs. Van Buren – Ella Palardi


Director – Julie Whitney-Scott

Production Manager – Michael Solomon

Stage Manager – Liz Wood

Set Design & Build – Moo Cow LLC

Lighting Design – Kurt Mueller

Costume Design – Wagner Costumes

Props – Megan Mateer

Soundboard – Newt Harvey

Tech Crew – Jessie Beach, Abby Orwig, Jeff Folkerth, & Al Erney


It has been my pleasure and honor to work with such a talented cast and production crew to bring Intimate Apparel, by Lynn Nottage, to life on the stage of Gallery Players. This beautiful story is one that is made for all people, both young and old. It is inspiring and gives you a sense of hope for the future, not just for this generation, but for generations to come. There is a song that says “What the world needs now, is love, sweet love, that’s the only thing that there’s just too little of.” Intimate Apparel tells the story of wanting that love, sweet love, and sometimes, not getting it. But still hoping for it to come.

Thank you cast, crew, Michael Solomon for believing in my vision and you the audience for attending and supporting this wonderful stage theatre production.

Ms. Julie

Thank You to Our Season Sponsors

Wendy and Steven Cohen Family Philanthropic Fund

Carol & Jeff Folkerth

Howard & Linda Schottenstein

Pam & Ira Scheer

Andrew Smith & Lavea Brachman

Bonnie & Allan Finkelstein

Dotty & Mayer Rosenfeld JCC Endowment

Lisa Newmark & Arnie Good

Denise & Mike Klapper
Melissa & Ronnie Conn
Billie & Ralph Hazelbaker
Karen & Jon Meyer
Clean Title Agency
Ruth & Joe Sniderman
Geri Ellman
Rick Eisenstein
Randi & Marty Lewis
Shana & Howie Beigelman
Heidi & Mike Levey


List Updated as Of 1.16.23



Benny Zelkowicz, Committee Chair


Ryan Bernstein
Sarah Blumenfeld
Ken Clubok
Allan Finkelstein
Jeff Folkerth
Carol Luper
Jen Meyers
Pam Scheer
Ira Scheer
Jon Schelb
Aaron Shatz
Amy Silver Judd
Rena Vesler