Photo Flash: American Conservatory Theatre Presents Lynn Nottage's SWEAT

Lynn Nottage's 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Sweat, performing at American Conservatory Theater's Geary Theater now through Sunday, October 21, 2018.

In Reading, Pennsylvania-the blue-collar heart of America's steel industry-a tight-knit group of factory workers has gathered in the local bar for generations to share laughs, hopes, and cold beers. But as the country heads into a new millennium, recession looms, and a union lock-out turns assembly line into picket line, one event will send shockwaves through these lifelong friends, pitting them against each other in the struggle to survive. Inspired by the stories of Rust Belt workers, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined) unites heart and humor and "goes where few playwrights have dared to go" (Variety) to forge a searing drama of the grit, drive, and resilience of our conflicted American dreams.

Under the direction of Loretta Greco (artistic director at San Francisco's Magic Theatre), Sweat features (in alphabetical order): Lise Bruneau (Angels in America at A.C.T.; The Cherry Orchard at Roundabout Theatre Company;) as Tracey, David Darrow (The Royal Family at the Guthrie Theater; Ragtime at Asolo Repertory Theater) as Jason, Rod Gnapp (The Realistic Joneses at A.C.T.; Seared at SF Playhouse) as Stan, Kadeem Ali Harris (A.C.T. M.F.A. graduate; A Christmas Carolat A.C.T.); as Chris, Sarah Nina Hayon (Water by the Spoonful at the Old Globe Theatre; Life is a Dream at California Shakespeare Theater) as Jessie, Chiké Johnson (A Time To Kill on Broadway; Wit at Manhattan Theatre Club) as Brucie,Jed Parsario (Dogeaters at Magic Theatre; The Oldest Boy at Marin Theatre Company) as Oscar, Tonye Patano (Skeleton Crew at the Old Globe Theatre;Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) at The Public Theater) as Cynthia, and Adrian Roberts (Ruined at La Jolla Playhouse; Clybourne Park at Center REPertory Company) as Evan.

Tickets are available by calling 415-749-2228 or visiting www.act-sf.org.

Photo Credit: Kevin Berne

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Photo Flash: American Conservatory Theatre Presents Lynn Nottage's SWEAT
AdrIan Roberts

Photo Flash: American Conservatory Theatre Presents Lynn Nottage's SWEAT
Sarah Nina Hayon, Cynthia Tonye Patano, Lise Bruneau

Photo Flash: American Conservatory Theatre Presents Lynn Nottage's SWEAT
Kadeem Ali Harris, David Darrow

Photo Flash: American Conservatory Theatre Presents Lynn Nottage's SWEAT
Kadeem Ali Harris, David Darrow

Photo Flash: American Conservatory Theatre Presents Lynn Nottage's SWEAT
Lise Bruneau, Jed Parsario

Photo Flash: American Conservatory Theatre Presents Lynn Nottage's SWEAT
Sarah Nina Hayon, Rod Gnapp

Photo Flash: American Conservatory Theatre Presents Lynn Nottage's SWEAT
Lise Bruneau

Photo Flash: American Conservatory Theatre Presents Lynn Nottage's SWEAT
Tonye Patano, Lise Bruneau

Photo Flash: American Conservatory Theatre Presents Lynn Nottage's SWEAT
Kadeem Ali Harris, Chiké Johnson

Photo Flash: American Conservatory Theatre Presents Lynn Nottage's SWEAT
The cast of Lynn Nottage’s 2017 Pulitzer Prizeâ€"winning drama, Sweat



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