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Sweat at Trustus Theatre

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, Sweat comes to Trustus Theatre in Columbia May 17 – June 1. Having grown up side-by-side in Reading, Penn., best friends Tracey and Cynthia went from fun-loving schoolchildren to saloon-loving adults who work together on a steel manufacturing line. In a tight-knit community like this one, however, it takes but one fracture in its core for the breaking point of friendship to be seismically tested. Inspired by field research and first-person testimonials, Lynn Nottage’s unflinching, intensely researched slice-of-life drama captures the pressure cooker of trying times—and examines how change can affect friendships, families, and communities.