You've Read the Stories, Now You Can See the Play

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Source: UrbanStages
Here is a brief plot outline of a play set to open in October in New York: Attractive young woman seeks legal advice to initiate charges of sexual harassment against her former boss, the CEO of an international clothing company known for its risqué billboards. Sound familiar?

If you think the ups and downs of American Apparel Inc. (NYSEMKT: APP) for the past few years fit the plot outline, you’re right. What you probably do not know is that the play, titled “Unseamly,” was written by former American Apparel CEO Dov Charney’s first cousin, Oren Safdie, and was performed in Canada last year, where it was named to the Montreal Gazette’s Best of 2014 list.

When the play was up in Canada, a spokesperson for American Apparel told BuzzFeed:

Dov hasn’t seen the play yet, but Oren’s themes have often been influenced by the Safdie family, including his father and grandmother. It’s important to emphasize that his plays are works of fiction, loosely inspired by various events that the family has experienced over the years. Dov loves his cousin and is looking forward to seeing the play soon.

There was no follow-up report on whether Charney did see the play or if he enjoyed it.

Performances begin in New York on October 8 at Urban Stages Theatre.

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