by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Kimberly Senior

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company
Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre
1/31/20 - 3/1/20


"A KNOCKOUT PRODUCTION! Brilliant, viscerally emotional and hyper-relevant!"Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce's Choices
"Gritty, emotive, and explosive. It would be hard to conjure a theatre piece that’s timelier than Sweat."WBUR's The ARTery

The Pulitzer Prize-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Play by Lynn Nottage (Ruined) comes alive in a moving and urgently relevant new production directed by Kimberly Senior (The Niceties). Based on interviews with the residents of Reading, Pennsylvania, a group of close friends struggle to stay connected when their factory is at risk of collapse. In a neighborhood bar, each of them reaches for their piece of the American dream. Can their friendships survive this test? Nottage weaves a tale of trust and doubt, longtime bonds and short-term possibilities. The New York Times raves, “Superb… Nottage is writing at the peak of her powers.”

Please note: Sweat plays in approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, with one ten-minute intermission. This production includes the smoking of cocoa shell cigarettes (100% nicotine free). Learn more about content advisories for this production.

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