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Review: CTC beautifully refashions Nottage’s ‘Intimate Apparel’

Review: CTC beautifully refashions Nottage’s ‘Intimate Apparel’

For every new play written about an Esther Mills, it seems there are a dozen more about Mary Todd Lincoln’s black seamstress, Martin Luther King Jr.’s black hotel maid and Woodrow Wilson’s black stenographer. It is simply easier for playwrights to get a commission when they choose to focus on African-American characters who are connected to known historical figures.