Eastern Michigan University
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By Lynn Nottage

Directed by Pirooz Aghssa

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama - Suggested for mature audiences

Welcome to Reading, Pennsylvania, a fractured city in America’s “rust belt” during the recession. The brutal treatment of loyal factory workers gives rise to fervent anger. Relationships between co-workers, friends and family are tested and torn as economic insecurity rears its ugly head. Powerful and topical, this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is a true play for the people; a profound piece of storytelling about America’s working class.

SWEAT is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

Sponberg Theatre

February 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 7pm and February 10 & 17 at 2pm, 2019