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"Sweat" by Lynn Nottage

  • Des Moines Civic Center, 221 Walnut Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Iowa Stage Theatre Company
  • Dates: 5/15/2020, 5/16/2020, 5/17/2020, 5/20/2020, 5/21/2020, 5/22/2020, 5/23/2020
  • Location: Stoner Theater
  • Phone: (515) 309-0251
  • Start/End Time: 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Price: varies - see website
  • Overview

    Lynn Nottage’s masterpiece of blue collar America looks at the tensions of factory workers as they struggle with labor strife, racial tension, and the boiling frustrations of trying to make a dollar out of fifty cents. Nottage spent two years in Reading, PA interviewing residents of the (then) poorest city in America. Sweat won the Pulitzer prize for the passion and humor of its vivid characters as they fight for their lives in a world that is changing around them faster than anyone can keep up.