19/20 Season

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

BeyonD THE STAGE EVENTS

 


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


 

“A brutal and blunt portrayal of the first sting of capitalism’s failures.” – Toronto Star (★★★☆)

“Canadian Stage and Studio 180 have assembled a flawless ensemble cast for Sweat.” – Christopher Hoile, Stage Door (★★★★☆)

“Storch’s direction leans in a bit harder, sending his actors into a near-constant level of intensity… On a stunning set by Ken MacKenzie that puts the rust in Rust Belt and blends seamlessly into the red brick walls of the Berkeley Street Theatre.” – Toronto Star (★★★☆)

“Kelli Fox playing Tracey and Ordena Stephens Thompson playing Cynthia particularly captured my heart.” – Mooney on Theatre