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SWEAT hosted by Centenary Stage Company

Thursday, March 25, 2021 to Monday, March 29, 2021

Centenary Stage Company presents Pulitzer Prize winning SWEAT. Set near the town of Reading, PA, this play follows the lives of several friends who have suffered effects from the town's factory closing.

Hailed as, “Lynn Nottage’s best work.” by the New Yorker, “She offers a powerful critique of the American attitude toward class, and how it affects the decisions we make. Sweat has fraternity at its heart, but also the violence, and the suspicion that can result from class aspirations.”

Lynn Nottage is the recipient of two Pulitzer Prize Awards for Drama for SWEAT (2017) and Ruined (2009). She is the first woman playwright to be honored twice. The production is directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Arts, Stephen Davis and features a cast and creative team of Centenary University students.

SWEAT is a topical reflection of the present and poignant outcome of America’s economic decline and a nuanced yet powerful drama that reminds audiences of the stacked deck still facing workers searching for the American dream.


Centenary Stage Company

Centenary Stage Company is a performing arts center located on the campus of Centenary University. Year-round events include Professinal Theater Series, music events, dance events, a Women Playwrights Series, Young Performers Workshop, an annual holiday spectatular, and more!

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