Patti & Rusty Rueff School of Design, Art, and Performance Department of TheatreCollege of Liberal Arts


by Lynn Nottage
directed by William P. Caise

September 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm – Preview Performance, In-person only at Pao Hall
September 24, 2021 at 7:30 pm – Opening Night: In-person and Livestream
September 25, 30, October 1 and 2 at 7:30 pm – In-person and Digital Recording
September 26 and October 3 at 2:30 pm – In-person and Digital Recording

 Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, this 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama 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. Inspired by true stories of union workers in Reading, PA, Sweat explores the underlying connections between racism and economics in a post-industrial US.


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Produced in the Nancy T. Hansen Theatre


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