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By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Tom Dugdale
Alternating between 2008 and 2000, the play depicts how Jason and Chris, with their entire lives ahead of them, find their hopes dashed by prison sentences; how Cynthia and Tracey’s childhood friendship disintegrates after competing for the same promotion; and how racial tensions can explode within a community after steel mill jobs are relocated from Reading, Pennsylvania to Mexico.
Lynn Nottage (Intimate Apparel; Ruined; By the Way, Meet Vera Start; Mlima's Tale) won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Sweat and Ruined. She wrote this evocative tragedy after conducting extensive interviews with residents of Reading.
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