Intimate Apparel

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July 4
through July 30

By Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage
Directed by Bay Street's Artistic Director Scott Schwartz

It's a delicate line between love and desire...
Esther Mills is a skilled African American seamstress and has her own successful business in 1905 making lingerie for both society ladies and “ladies of the night.” But she is lonely. As she searches for something more in her life, she unearths truths long hidden in the deepest recesses of her heart. All her relationships will be changed forever, from a poetic love with a Caribbean laborer working far away on the Panama Canal, to complicated friendships with different women in her life, to a growing bond with a Hasidic shopkeeper who shares his exquisite finds of fabrics and maybe something deeper.

Kelly McCreary

Edward O'Blenis

Portia and Kelly McCreary

Julia Motyka and Kelly McCreary

Kelly McCreary and Blake DeLong

Shayna Small and Kelly McCreary

Photos by Lenny Stucker 


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Read what the critics are saying:

"Lynn Nottage's masterpiece... a superb production, not-to-be-missed!"
- Newsday

“It is all woven into a rich tapestry of emotion and hope. Featuring a stellar cast and crew, Bay Street’s Intimate Apparel brings a topnotch production by one of America’s finest writers to the wharf in Sag Harbor.”
- The Independent 

"A stirring romantic drama with a lot of heart and a poignant message that will stick with theatergoers long after the powerful final scene."
- Dan's Papers

"McCreary is particularly powerful and captivating"
- Sag Harbor Express

- Southampton Press

"Every now and then you witness the opening of a play or a musical and you don't know where to start to report on it because it was that good. Intimate Apparel, brilliantly directed by Scott Schwartz, is that kind of play. When you leave the theater you feel like you have just witnessed something truly special."

"A beautiful portrait of perseverance"
- Sag Harbor Express

"A riveting night of theater you won't soon forget."

"The most breathtaking piece of theater New Yorkers are likely to find this summer."

"Kelly McCreary is thrilling... An exhilarating night of theater!"
- BroadwayWorld

"A truly amazing production with a cast that can only be described as stellar"
- Sag Harbor Express


Ticket Deals:


$20 Under 20
All guests under the age of 20 may purchase tickets for $20
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$30 Under 30
All guests under the age of 30 may purchase tickets for $30
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FREE Student Sunday Matinees
All students with a valid ID may purchase tickets to a Sunday matinee for FREE

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