Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7:00pm to 11:30pm
Mark Taper Forum
Sweat by Lynn Nottage
An Experience L.A. Event
Depart USC at 7 p.m.; return at 11:30 p.m.
Open to USC students only. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Thursday, August 9, at 9 a.m. See description for details.*
USC Students: RSVP
To attend a performance on your own, visit centertheatregroup.org to purchase tickets. Sweat by Lynn Nottage at the Mark Taper Forum begins Wednesday, August 29, 2018, and ends Sunday, October 7, 2018.
*This trip is for current USC students only. You must use the provided transportation to participate. Space is limited and advance registration is required. RSVP beginning Thursday, August 9, at 9 a.m. Check-in for the event will begin at 6:15 p.m. on campus. Buses will depart at 7 p.m. and return to campus at 11:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided at check-in.
“A bracingly topical portrait of American dreams deferred.”—Ben Brantley, New York Times
“Ferociously engrossing.”—Jeremy Gerard, Deadline
Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Sweat is the keenly observed, surprisingly funny, and scorching new play from Lynn Nottage (Ruined) that “throbs with heartfelt life” (New York Times). In the industrial town of Reading, Pennsylvania, a group of friends spend their days on the factory floor and their nights sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to erode their trust, they find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Based on Nottage’s extensive research and interviews with residents of Reading, and arriving at the Taper after a heralded Broadway run, Sweat is a searing reflection of America’s economic decline.
About the Writer:
Lynn Nottage is a Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright and screenwriter. Her plays include Sweat (Susan Smith Blackburn Prize); By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Ruined; Intimate Apparel; Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine; Crumbs from the Table of Joy; Las Meninas; Mud, River, Stone; Por’knockers; and POOF!. (Wikipedia)
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