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
RUN TIME: Approx. 2 hours 30 mins including intermission
The Gamm's production of Sweat includes the use of herbal cigarettes. All staged violence has been professionally choreographed.
Directed by Rachel Walshe
Assistant Director Kelsey Emry
Set Designer & Director of Production Jessica Hill Kidd
Costume Designer Liza Alexis
Lighting Designer James Horban
Sound Designer Hunter Spoede
Stage Manager James Kane*
Assisant Stage Managers Jessica Corsentino, Polly Feliciano,* Jessica Hill*
Voice & Dialect Coach Candice Brown
Fight Director Normand Beauregard
Production Assistant Autumn Jefferson
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.