Student Theatre Production: "Sweat" by Lynn Nottage
Fall 2023 Student Theatre Production
"Sweat" by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Sarah Stryker
November 15–18 at 7 p.m.
Large Auditorium | Academic Building | Marple Campus
$15 General Admission
$10 Student Admission (Valid School ID Required)
Intended for Mature Audiences: This production contains mature language and themes.
It’s the year 2000 in Reading, Pennsylvania and a group of friends go to work at the steel mill and then decompress at the bar like they’ve been doing for over 20 years. But, unbeknownst to them, their lives are about to be uprooted. Their steel mill, Olstead’s, is making some changes and the blood, sweat and tears, not to mention the generations of loyalty these workers have shown, don’t seem to amount to much. This poignant play takes a look at the de-industrial revolution through the lens of a history play, but also delves into the issues of today: the economy, immigration, race-relations in America, and politics. Lynn Nottage’s Sweat gives us characters filled with the good and the bad and asks us to reflect on our own views and the views of others. Nottage never tells us who’s right or who’s wrong, but always shows us who’s human.