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College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA)

November 16, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. View Recurrence Dates
Category: Play
Location: Hilberry Theatre | Map
4743 Cass
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Occurring: Custom View Recurrence Dates
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

by Lynn Nottage

Sweat is the 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by celebrated playwright, Lynn Nottage. Filled with warmth humor and tremendous heart, it tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.

The New York Times says Sweat is “keenly observed and often surprisingly funny—but ultimately heartbreaking—the work traces the roots of a tragedy with both forensic psychological detail and embracing compassion. Ms. Nottage…is writing at the peak of her powers.”

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