"From first moments to final, this compassionate yet clear-eyed play throbs with heartfelt existence, with characters as complex as any you will come upon on the theater this day, and with a nifty ticking time bomb of a plot. That the folk onstage are middle-class or lower-middle-class fogeys — too hardly given considerable time on American levels — makes the play the entire extra important a contribution to modern drama. . . . If I had pompoms, i would be waving them now."—Charles Isherwood, The long island Times
No stranger to dramas either heartfelt and heart-rending, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage has written one in every of her such a lot exquisitely devastating tragedies thus far. in a single of the poorest towns in the US, studying, Pennsylvania, a gaggle of down-and-out manufacturing facility staff struggles to maintain their current lives in stability, unaware of the monetary devastation looming of their close to futures. Set in 2008, the robust crux of this new play is understanding the destiny of the characters lengthy ahead of it truly is even of their attractions. in accordance with Nottage's large learn and interviews with actual citizens of interpreting, Sweat is a topical mirrored image of the current and poignant consequence of America's monetary decline.
Lynn Nottage's performs contain the Pulitzer Prize–winning Ruined; Intimate Apparel, the main commonly produced play of the 2005–2006 theater season in the United States, By the best way, Meet Vera Stark, Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine; Crumbs from the desk of Joy; Las Meninas; dust, River, Stone; Por'knockers, and POOF!
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