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April 29 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
One event on May 8, 2021 at 12:00 am
SWEAT:: The WCSU Dept. of Theatre Arts presents “Sweat” as part of its Spring Virtual Production Series. Please note that this production, directed by Tim Howard, streams on Thursday, April 29, and on Saturday, May 8. Get tickets at www.eventbrite.com/o/visual-amp-performing-arts-center-at-wcsu-6275173871. Purchase a season pass for the Spring Virtual Production Series here.
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. This poignant play takes a look at the de-industrial revolution through the lens of a history play, but also delves into the issues of today: the economy, immigration, race-relations in America, and politics. Lynn Nottage’s SWEAT gives us characters filled with the good and the bad and asks us to reflect on our own views and the views of others.