Thursday, November 10

Lynn Nottage - Sweat (2015)

"... 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 line of a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat. Kate Whoriskey (Ruined) directs this stunning new play about the collision of race, class, family and friendship, and the tragic, unintended costs of community without opportunity."
Public Theater
NY Times: Lynn Nottage’s ‘Sweat’ Examines Lives Unraveling by Industry’s Demise
Theater Review: Ruined’s Lynn Nottage Heads to the Factory Floor With Sweat
W - Lynn Nottage
Lynn Nottage
W - Reading, Pennsylvania
YouTube: Steelworkers’ stories of disappearing jobs come to life onstage in ‘Sweat’