In case you need more motivation to attend our May Day rally tomorrow, please see the information below regarding the play Sweat now showing at the San Diego Rep. Also, if you scroll further down, you can see a sample of the labor posters they have on exhibit there. (Photos courtesy of GCCCD Governing Board member Brad Monroe.)
I have not gone to see the play yet, but everyone I have heard from that has seen it already gave it rave reviews.
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Sam Woodhouse
Showing: April 18 – May 12, 2019
Where: Lyceum Stage
About the Show
“… Passionate and necessary… a masterful depiction of the forces that divide and conquer us.”
– Time Out New York
“Nottage goes where few playwrights have dared to go — into the heart of working-class America.” – Variety
With humor and tremendous heart, this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama speaks directly to the unsettling changes in America. The setting is the steel town of Reading, Pennsylvania, one of the poorest communities in America.
A group of close friends share everything: drinks, secrets and laughs. When rumors of layoffs shake up the factory where they work, the fragile bonds of their community begin to splinter and a horrific crime sends shockwaves across two generations. The neighborhood bar turns into a battleground where race, class, family and friendship clash.
Acclaimed writer Lynn Nottage (Ruined, Intimate Apparel) went to Reading during the Great Recession to understand first-hand the impact of our country’s economic decline. She perfectly captures the true stories of what happened to the American working-class who feel betrayed by the false promises of the American dream. Their struggle to reclaim what’s lost, find redemption and redefine themselves in the 21st century are at the heart of Time Magazine’s #1 Play of 2017.
This production is made possible in part with support from The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation.