River & Rail Theatre presents Pulitzer-winning ‘Sweat’

Suzanne CadaDowntown, Our Town Arts

The River & Rail Theatre presents “Sweat” at the Old City Performing Arts Center from April 28 – May 15. Tickets range from $5-$40. Showtimes are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

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. 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.

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat” examines the impact of a national economic shift on a local, tight-knit community in Reading, Pennsylvania. In the year 2000, layoffs and lockouts threaten their factory floor jobs, thrusting them into a bitter fight for survival. Produced across the country to critical and popular acclaim, “Sweat” considers the effects of America’s economic decline and deindustrialization alongside a heart-wrenching examination of friendship, race, class and trust within this community of family and friends.

The Old City Performing Arts Center is located at 111 State Street. For more information or tickets go here or call 865-407-0727.

For info on other local events, contact the Arts & Culture Alliance.

Suzanne Cada is deputy director of the Arts & Culture Alliance.

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