The New York premiere of Sweat by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage officially opened November 3 at the Public Theater. The newest work by the Ruined playwright, which was awarded the 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize earlier this year, is directed by Kate Whoriskey.
Set in a Pennsylvania town at the turn of the millennium, the characters in Sweat struggle to reclaim what has been lost following the nation’s industrial decline. The complete cast is made up of Carlo Albán, James Colby, Khris Davis, Johanna Day, John Earl Jelks, Will Pullen, Miriam Shor, Lance Coadie Williams, and Michelle Wilson.
Performances began October 18 and have been extended to play through December 4. Read reviews for the Off-Broadway debut below:
AM New York (Matt Windman)
DC Theatre Scene (Jonathan Mandell)
The Guardian (Alexis Soloski)
The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)
The New York Times (Charles Isherwood)
NBC New York (Robert Kahn)
NorthJersey.com (Robert Feldberg)
Time Out New York (David Cote)
Variety (Marilyn Stasio)
Vulture (Jesse Green)
Wall Street Journal (Terry Teachout)
Scroll through opening-night photos below:
Photos: Lynn Nottage’s Sweat Opens at The Public
“Kate Whoriskey directs this stunning new play about the collision of race, class, family and friendship, and the tragic, unintended costs of community without opportunity,” state production notes from The Public.
Scroll through production photos below:
First Look at the New York Premiere of Sweat
Tickets can be accessed by calling (212) 967-7555, PublicTheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street, New York.