— Michael Schulman, The New Yorker
Who: The Humanity Theatre Project
What: Sweat by Lynn Nottage*
When: Friday, March 15 – Saturday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Darkhorse Theater (4610 Charlotte Avenue)
*A discussion featuring panelists from the community will follow each performance.
In her Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat, Lynn Nottage gives a voice to those who often feel they have none, such as best friends Tracey (Ang) and Cynthia (Chandra), 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 slice-of-life drama captures the pressure cooker of trying times—where a lethal combination of layoffs, lockout, and picket lines sends the Rust Belt way of life into crisis. Sweat is a tough, yet empathetic, portrait of the America that came undone.”