Life is hard but reassuringly predictable for a tight-knit group of friends in blue-collar Reading, PA. On the factory floor and in the local bar, bonds are forged, drinks are downed, and gossip flows. But when layoffs and picket lines chip away at their trust, friends find themselves pitted against each other in a primal fight for survival. From its slow-burn opening to its electrifying end, Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play confronts race, deindustrialization, and the ever-shrinking middle class with humor and heart.
PULITZER PRIZE WINNER
“A heartbreaking glimpse into the domino effect of what happens when life as you know it is pulled out from under you.”
“A masterful depiction of the forces that divide and conquer us.”
Time Out, New York
Directed by Rachel Walshe
Set Design & Production Management Jessica Hill Kidd
Costume Design Liza Alexis
Lighting Design James Horban
Sound Design Hunter Spoede
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.