'SWEAT' by Lynn Nottage
July 9, 2021
Nov. 9-12; 14-16, 2021
Squires Studio Theatre
Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 14 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, "SWEAT" tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Directed by Susanna Rinehart.
“Keenly observed and often surprisingly funny — but ultimately heartbreaking — the work traces the roots of a tragedy with both forensic psychological detail and embracing compassion. Ms. Nottage…is writing at the peak of her powers…” — The New York Times
“…passionate and necessary … a masterful depiction of the forces that divide and conquer us…SWEAT communicates its points with minimal fuss and maximum grit. Along with the rage, despair and violence, there’s humor and abundant humanity … a cautionary tale of what happens when you don’t know how to resist.” —Time Out NY.
“Sharp and threatening as a box cutter blade … ferociously engrossing … SWEAT never feels less than authentic — and crucial.” —Deadline.com.
This play contains adult language and content.
Run time is approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, including a 10-minute intermission.