SEARING. BOLD. COULDN'T BE MORE OF THE MOMENT. HAUNTS YOU ON THE WAY OUT OF THE THEATER AND ALL THE WAY HOME.

- THE BALTIMORE SUN

LEAVES [YOU] STUNNED... FRIGHTENINGLY CREDIBLE. YOU SIMPLY CANNOT WALK AWAY INDIFFERENT TO THE FATE OF THESE CHARACTERS.

- WYPR

ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS TO WATCH. DON'T HESITATE. JUST GO SEE IT.

- MD THEATRE GUIDE

5 OUT OF 5 STARS. IMPOSSIBLE TO LOOK AWAY FROM. [A] FAR-REACHING, EMOTIONALLY RUTHLESS DRAMA.

- DC THEATRE SCENE

A MUST-SEE, NO QUESTION.

- THEATREBLOOM

A TIMELY MASTERPIECE BRIMMING WITH HEARTBREAKING RELATABILITY.

- BALTIMORE THEATRE TALK

DEFINITELY NOT ONE TO MISS!

- BROADWAY WORLD

POWERFUL THEATRE. EMOTIONALLY PACKED. DURING THE ELECTION SEASON, IT'S A GOOD TIME TO SEE THIS WORK.

- CULTURESCENE4U

TOP-NOTCH. ANOTHER BONA FIDE SUCCESS FOR EVERYMAN.

- BACKSTAGE BALTIMORE

DON'T MISS THIS ONE, BALTIMORE.

- @ANNASTEUERMAN

Overview

Having grown up side-by-side in small-town working-class America, best friends Tracey and Cynthia went from fun-loving schoolchildren to saloon-loving adults who work together on a steel manufacturing line. In a tight-knit community like this one, however, it takes but one fracture in its core for the breaking point of friendship to be seismically tested. Inspired by field research and first-person testimonials collected in Reading, PA, Lynn Nottage’s unflinching, intensely researched, and Pulitzer-winning slice-of-life drama, Sweat, captures the pressure cooker of NAFTA-inflicted trying times—where a lethal combination of layoffs, lockouts, and picket lines sends the Rust Belt way of life into crisis.

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