“Brilliant . . . authentic  
. . . grippingly human”


Sweat offers a path toward
healing for a nation riven
by a torturous election”

Los Angeles Times

“A bracingly topical portrait of
American dreams deferred”

New York Times


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groups of 15 or more,
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or call 415.439.2424.

by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Loretta Greco

September 26–October 21, 2018
A.C.T.’s Geary Theater

Running time: TBA

A.C.T. kicks off the 2018–19 season with the Pulitzer Prize–winning drama that had Broadway critics and audiences on their feet.

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 recession looms and a union lock-out turns assembly line into picket line, lifelong friends find themselves pitted 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 to forge a searing drama of the grit, drive, and resilience of our conflicted American dreams.



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