Sweat (TCG Edition)

Sweat (TCG Edition) Author Lynn Nottage
ISBN-10 1559365323
ISBN-13 9781559365321
Year 2017-06-13
Pages 144
Language English
Publisher Theatre Communications Group
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Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for DramaWinner of the 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize From first moments to last this compassionate but clear eyed play throbs with heartfelt life with characters as complicated as any you ll encounter at the theater today and with a nifty ticking time bomb of a plot That the people onstage are middle class or lower middle class folks too rarely given ample time on American stages makes the play all the more vital a contribution to contemporary drama If I had pompoms I d be waving them now Charles Isherwood The New York TimesNo stranger to dramas both heartfelt and heart rending Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage has written one of her most exquisitely devastating tragedies to date In one of the poorest cities in America Reading Pennsylvania a group of down and out factory workers struggles to keep their present lives in balance ignorant of the financial devastation looming in their near futures Set in 2008 the powerful crux of this new play is knowing the fate of the characters long before it s even in their sights Based on Nottage s extensive research and interviews with real residents of Reading Sweat is a topical reflection of the present and poignant outcome of America s economic decline Lynn Nottage s plays include the Pulitzer Prizewinning Ruined Intimate Apparel the most widely produced play of the 20052006 theater season in America By the Way Meet Vera Stark Fabulation or the Re Education of Undine Crumbs from the Table of Joy Las Meninas Mud River Stone Por knockers and POOF

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