May 11, 2023 - June 10, 2023

This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama explores issues of class, race, immigration, and economic decline during eight years that changed middle America.

Written by Lynn Nottage. Directed by Robyn Rikoon.

Shifting between 2000 and 2008, workers at Olstead form long-lasting bonds over drinks, secrets, and laughs after grueling workdays on the factory floor. Until relationships are put to the test when the Rust Belt factory leaves the union and inevitable layoffs and promotions take place. Using wit and grit as only Nottage can, SWEAT was written after conducting two years of interviews with residents of Reading, Pennsylvania. 

RUNTIME: 2 Hours and 30 Minutes


Thursdays, 7:30 pm
Fridays, 7:30 pm
Saturdays, 2 pm & 7:30 pm


No Saturday matinee on May 13
No Sunday matinees


May 11 & 12: Pay-What-You-Will Performances (Sliding Scale Pricing)
May 13: Opening Night Performance
May 18: Industry Night (Sliding Scale Pricing)
May 20, 2 pm: American Sign Language Interpreted Performance (ASL interpreters are located near the stage for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, in an area of the theater that gives the best sight lines to follow the interpretation and the action on stage)


Depiction of Cigarette Smoking (unlit)
Flashing Lights (Brief Projected)
Prominently Displayed Alcohol and  Alcohol Consumption (non-alcoholic beverages used)
Depiction of Intoxication
Adult Language
Racism​, Racial Slurs, and Racist ​S​​ymbols
Choreographed Violence
Mention of intimate partner violence
Mention of drug abuse and depiction of drug use effects
Depiction of Traumatic Brain Injury
Suitable for ages 13+ 

View the SWEAT Program


Juan-Andres ApodacaOscarView Bio
Freddie Lee BennettEvanView Bio
Karen Gruber RyanJessieView Bio
Scott HarrisonStanView Bio
Joshua Caleb HortonChrisView Bio
James J JohnsonBrucieView Bio
Danielle Louise ReddickCynthiaView Bio
KATE UDALLTraceyView Bio

Artistic and Production Team

Lynn Nottage
PlaywrightLynn NottageView Bio | View Website
Robyn Rikoon
DirectorRobyn RikoonView Bio
Scenic DesignerJames W. JohnsonView Bio
Lighting DesignerJared RobertsView Bio | View Website
Costume DesignerErica FrankView Bio
Patrick Janssen
Sound DesignerPatrick JanssenView Bio
Props DesignerTyler ThomasView Bio
Fight DirectorAmbrose FerberView Bio
Intimacy ChoreographerAntonio MiniñoView Bio | View Website
Hair & Makeup DesignerJohnna PresbyView Bio
Technical DirectorTodd ZondermanView Bio | View Website
Video DesignerFreedom HopkinsView Bio | View Website
Stage ManagerEmily RankinView Bio
Assistant Stage ManagerLucy FeltView Bio


May 2023

7:30 PM
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
2:00 PM
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
2:00 PM
7:30 PM