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Traveling production of ‘Sweat’ to be performed at RCTC

October 9, 2018

The Public Theater production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Sweat” will be presented at 6 p.m. Friday at Heintz Center at Rochester Community & Technical College.

The production is part of Public Theater’s first national tour of its Mobile Unit, which normally takes plays to the five boroughs of New York City.

“Sweat,” by Lynn Nottage, tells the story of a group of factory workers who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs. But they find themselves pitted against each other when layoffs and picket lines chip away at their mutual trust.

The play premiered at the Public Theater in 2016, before moving to Broadway a year later. “Sweat” won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2017, and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.

Public Theater is taking the play on a tour of the Midwest through October.

“Our ‘Sweat’ tour is intended to be just a start to rich, ongoing dialogues with the communities we visit,” said Oskar Eustic, artistic director.

The Mobile Unit was started in 1957 with a production of “Romeo and Juliet.” The goal is to bring quality productions to audiences who would normally have limited access to the performing arts.

Heintz Center is located at 1926 Collegeview Road SE. The performance starts at 6 p.m. and admission is free.

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