Jennifer Massey appears as Mrs. Van Buren in Barksdale Theatre's production of "Intimate Apparel".

The story, written by Lynn Nottage, takes place in 1905 and revolves around a 35-year-old unmarried black seamstress, named Esther, who struggles to make it on her own in New York City by creating beautiful lingerie for the ladies of Lower Manhattan. Massey plays one of Esther's high society customers... seeking companionship as well as couture.

"In her role as Mrs. Van Buren, Jennifer Massey adeptly channels the inner pain and uncertainty of a woman married to a man who treats her with disdain. She fills the stage with her presence and is as convincing as she is surprising."
(April 18, 2007)

"Intimate Apparel" runs April 13 through May 20 at Barksdale Theatre. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 804-282-2620.