Fred Piegonski, Executive Assistant to the President  
               Los Angeles City College, 855 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029 
                           (323) 953-4000  ext. 2243                            

                      For Immediate Release:  October 23, 2006

LACC Theatre Academy Presents “Intimate Apparel” Nov. 3-11

Photo: Scenes from "Intimate Apparel" Photo: Scenes from "Intimate Apparel" Photo: Scenes from "Intimate Apparel" Photo: Scenes from "Intimate Apparel"

Scenes from LACC’s upcoming production of "Intimate Apparel"

A Turn of the Century Romance Named “Best Play of 2004
by New York Drama Critics

Lynn Nottage’s play “Intimate Apparel” will be presented by LA City College’s Theatre Academy Nov. 3 to Nov. 11 in the Camino Theatre, 855 N. Vermont in Hollywood.  The play won the 2004 New York Drama Critics Award for Best Play and was last year’s most produced play by colleges and universities in the U.S.

“Intimate Apparel” depicts the story of a great romance in which a woman’s need for love is restricted by prejudice towards race and gender at the beginning of the 20th century.   Directed by Al Rossi, the play will have performances Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., and Wednesdays and Thursdays. at 7:15 p.m.  

The final production of the fall season will be the world premiere of the musical comedy, “The Brain From Planet X,”  by David Wechter and Bruce Kimmel (Dec. 8-16). 

Tickets for an individual play are $10, with special rates for students and seniors at $6.   Two-show subscriptions are still available at $15 and $10 respectively.  For tickets, call (323) 664- 2787.

Head of the acting program at LACC’s Theatre Academy, Al Rossi has acted and directed at many of America’s most prestigious theatres, including the Guthrie Theatre, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Stage Company, and a number of theatres in the Los Angeles area, including the Mark Taper Forum and the Los Angeles Theatre Center.

Playwright Lynn Nottage most recent plays include “Fabulation or, Re-Education of Undine” at Playwrights Horizons and the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab and “Intimate Apparel,” which was produced by the Mark Taper Forum, the Roundabout Theatre Company, South Coast Repertory, and Center Stage.  Ms. Nottage is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2004 PEN Laura Pels Award for literary excellence, as well as playwriting fellowships from Manhattan Theatre Club, New Dramatists, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.



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