Celebrating 15 years

Sweat

Sweat

By Lynn Nottage
Directed by David Storch


Co-Production with Canadian Stage

January 14–February 2, 2020
Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre
26 Berkeley Street, Toronto


WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE IN DRAMA

For twenty years, a group of friends working at a steel mill decompress at the local bar. When rumors surface that the company is considering layoffs and flyers are hung to recruit non-union workers for less money, the war between community and capitalism begins and tensions start destroying not only jobs, but also relationships. Filled with heart and humour, Sweat is a searing examination of industrial decline, race, politics and friendship by one of the U.S.’s most decorated playwrights.

“A must-see! Scorching. Superb. Vital.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES


 

Showtimes

January 14–February 2, 2020
Previews: January 14 & 15

Tuesday–Thursday 8:00pm
Friday 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 2:00pm

Running Time

Approx. 2 hours and 20 minutes, one intermission.

Ticket Prices

Regular tickets are $49-79. Patrons 29 and under can access $29 C-Stage tickets by becoming a member here.

All Tuesday evening performances are Pay What You Can. PWYC tickets must be purchased in person at the Box Office on the day of performance. Sales begin no earlier than 10am. Maximum two tickets per person. A contribution of $20 is suggested.

Artists and arts administrators can access Canadian Stage tickets for only $29*. Purchase by phone or in person, must show valid arts worker identification.

Prices do not include HST or service charges.

Tickets can be purchased through Canadian Stage either over the phone at (416) 368-3110 or online.

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Accessibility

Accessible seating in the Orchestra.

The Berkeley Street Theatre is equipped for assisted listening devices using the Sennheiser Mobile Connect app. There is a limited number of smart phones with the app that our staff can setup for your use. These devices are available on a first come, first served basis before the performance. You will be required to leave a piece of photo I.D. The devices require the use of headphones or earbuds – you can bring your own personal pair, or purchase earbuds from the box office for $3. You can also download the app onto your own smartphone for use during the show. Click here for a PDF version of the instructions on how to download and use the app.

A barrier-free, gender neutral washroom is available for use – it includes a motorized door, grab bars, and an emergency alarm for use in the event that emergency assistance is required.

Click here for more information about accessibility.

Cast & Creative Team

Check back in August for the announcement of our exciting cast and creative team!

Sweat

By Lynn Nottage

January 14—February 2, 2020

Wednesday matinées: January 22 & 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre
26 Berkeley Street
Toronto, ON M5A 2W3

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Student group rate: $20* (student groups of 10+, 1 complimentary teacher ticket per 20 students)
* Subsidized by Studio 180 Theatre
Recommended for: Grades 9-12
Perfect for: Drama, English, Writer’s Craft, History, Civics, Politics, Gender and Race Studies
Content Warning: Contains strong language and violence. Please contact us to request a reading copy of the script.
Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, one intermission.

Study Guide Coming Soon!

 


Reading, Pennsylvania at the start of the new millenium. For twenty years, a group of friends working at a steel mill decompress at the local bar. When rumors surface that the company is considering layoffs and flyers are hung to recruit non-union workers for less money, the war between community and capitalism begins and tensions start destroying not only jobs, but also relationships. Filled with heart and humour, Sweat is a searing examination of industrial decline, race, class, power, politics and friendship by one of America’s most decorated playwrights.

“A must-see! Scorching. Superb. Vital.”
– THE NEW YORK TIMES


Your experience at the theatre includes…

    • A comprehensive study guide complete with background information and pre- and post-show discussion questions and activities
    • A talkback with cast members
    • Complimentary teacher tickets

Enhance your experience with a Studio 180 IN CLASS workshop.
Cost not included in ticket price. Subsidies available. Apply today.


 To make a booking or inquire further, please contact Jessica Greenberg at jessica@studio180theatre.com.