New York Premiere of Sweat Begins Tonight

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Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage’s new drama debuts Off-Broadway at the Public Theater.
Miriam Shor and Lynn Nottage in rehearsal for Sweat Joan Marcus

Performances begin October 18 at the Public Theater for the New York premiere of Sweat by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. The newest work by the Ruined playwright, awarded the 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize earlier this year, is directed by Kate Whoriskey.

Sweat will officially open November 3 and has been extended to play through December 4.

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.

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. When there is talk of layoffs among a group of factory co-workers and friends, their close bonds begin to shatter.

“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 rehearsal photos below:

Sweat features scenic design by John Lee Beatty, costume design by Jennifer Moeller, lighting design by Peter Kaczorowski, original music and sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen, and projection design by Jeff Sugg.

Tickets can be accessed by calling (212) 967-7555,, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street, New York.

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