Oregon Shakespeare Festival's World Premiere
January 15 - February 21, 2016
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Kate Whoriskey
"Nottage is one of our finest playwrights, a smart, empathetic and daring storyteller."
A group of close friends shares everything: drinks, secrets and laughs. But when rumors of layoffs shake up the local steel mill, the fragile bonds of their community begin to fray and a horrific crime sends shock waves across two generations. This gripping world premiere by acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined) explores America’s industrial decline at the turn of the millennium by examining the inhabitants of one Pennsylvania town who still struggle to reclaim what’s lost, find redemption and redefine themselves in a new century. Co-commissioned with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Sweat is generously sponsored by Margot Kelly.
STEPHEN MICHAEL SPENCER
JOHN LEE BEATTY
ROB MILBURN & MICHAEL BODEEN
U. JONATHAN TOPPO
TARA RUBIN CASTING