As information about COVID-19 evolves, the staff and board at Warehouse PAC are constantly reassessing our performance options. At this time, per the CDC’s recommendation to cancel events involving 50 or more people for the next eight weeks, we have decided to move all performances of Sweat to November to give all of our patrons, actors, and crew members time to quarantine, recover, and plan.
If you are a current ticket holder you have some options:
- Exchange your ticket to a date in November
- Receive a refund for your ticket
- Donate your ticket to WPAC
By: Lynn Nottage
Directed by: Ron McClelland
Featuring: Shar Marlin, Brian Daye, Dominic Weaver, Bryce Mac, Marla Brown, Brian Amidei, Becca Worthington, Marcus Fitzpatrick, Ken Quiroz
About the Play:
Won Pulitzer Prize in 2017.
It’s the year 2000 in Reading, Pennsylvania and a group of friends go to work at the steel mill and then decompress at the bar like they’ve been doing for over 20 years. But, unbeknownst to them, their lives are about to be uprooted. Their steel mill, Olstead’s, is making some changes and the blood, sweat and tears, not to mention the generations of loyalty these workers have shown, don’t seem to amount to much. These middle class, unionized, steelworkers have made plans to save money, go on vacations and then retire with a nice, healthy pension, but when rumors start flying that the company is considering layoffs, and flyers are hung to recruit non- union Latino workers for less money, the war between community and capitalism begins, and tensions start destroying not only jobs, but also relationships. 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. Nottage never tells us who’s right or who’s wrong, but always shows us who’s human.