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Winner of the 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

"From first moments to final, this compassionate yet clear-eyed play throbs with heartfelt lifestyles, with characters as advanced as any you will stumble upon on the theater this present day, and with a nifty ticking time bomb of a plot. That the folk onstage are middle-class or lower-middle-class parents — too infrequently given abundant time on American levels — makes the play all of the extra important a contribution to modern drama. . . . If I had pompoms, i would be waving them now."—Charles Isherwood, The ny Times

No stranger to dramas either heartfelt and heart-rending, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage has written certainly one of her such a lot exquisitely devastating tragedies to this point. in a single of the poorest towns in the United States, analyzing, Pennsylvania, a gaggle of down-and-out manufacturing facility staff struggles to maintain their current lives in stability, blind to the monetary devastation looming of their close to futures. Set in 2008, the robust crux of this new play is understanding the destiny of the characters lengthy earlier than it really is even of their points of interest. according to Nottage's vast learn and interviews with actual citizens of studying, Sweat is a topical mirrored image of the current and poignant end result of America's monetary decline.

Lynn Nottage's performs comprise the Pulitzer Prize–winning Ruined; Intimate Apparel, the main largely produced play of the 2005–2006 theater season in the USA, By the way in which, Meet Vera Stark, Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine; Crumbs from the desk of Joy; Las Meninas; dust, River, Stone; Por'knockers, and POOF!

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