By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Rob Melrose
Associate Directed by Eileen J. Morris
Suitable for High School Aged-Audiences and Up
Filled with humor and tremendous heart, Sweat tells the story of three women 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. Produced in collaboration with Houston’s The Ensemble Theatre.
What the critics are saying:
“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.” —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 New York
Play title and dates subject to change.