Altarena Playreaders: Sweat by Lynn Nottage
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Altarena Playreaders: Sweat by Lynn Nottage
“Sweat” won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize and the Tony award for Best New Play. Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, “Sweat” tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. The play also examines the disintegration of a friendship, after two of the women—one white, one black—apply for the same management job. The latter character gets the position, but soon the company moves jobs to Mexico. The trade union goes on strike, and company management locks out the workers. The management/worker division begins to separate the friends, and racial tensions separate them further. This play is available from Dramatists Play Service and Amazon.
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