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Dates: Mar 20-Apr 12, 2020
Run Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes with one intermission
Location: The Allen Theatre

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
A group of friends have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when picket lines chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a gut-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Heartbreaking and surprisingly funny, this remarkable play explores the profound forces that seek to divide us.

Anne Allgood, Tracey
Shawn Belyea, Stan
Miguel Castellano, Oscar
Anthony Leroy Fuller, Evan
Russell Hawkins, Chris
Tracy Michelle Hughes, Cynthia
Reginald A. Jackson, Brucie
Craig Peterson, Jason
Sara Waisanen, Jessie

Creative Team
John Langs, Director
L.B. Morse, Set and Lighting Designer
Pete Rush, Costume Designer
Sharath Patel, Sound Designer
Geoffrey Alm, Fight Choreographer

Special Pre-Show Event! | March 21 | 7:00pm | Bullitt Cabaret – Join us as we welcome Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal in conversation with KNKX News Director Florangela Davila! We are thrilled to have them both here before the 8:00pm performance for a compelling conversation about the themes in Sweat. 

Red Carpet Opening Night | March 26
Be a part of the excitement on Opening Night!

Behind the Scenes | March 24
Join us for an intimate conversation with Sweat director John Langs and members of the creative team before the 7:30pm performance. You’ll learn about the inspiration and creative vision that went into this production!

Dialogue | March 29
Join us as we welcome guests, David Freiboth and April Sims for a dialogue following the 7:00pm performance!

David Freiboth, Senior Director of Labor Relations, Port of Seattle
Recognized as a key player in the local Labor community, David Freiboth has served in Labor leadership most of his adult life. After 35 years advocating for workers, David decided to enter public service and currently serves as the Senior Director of Labor Relations for the Port of Seattle.

April Sims, Secretary Treasurer, Washington State Labor Council
April Sims was elected Secretary Treasurer of the Washington State Labor Council (WSLC), AFL-CIO by its affiliated unions in December 2018, beginning her four-year term on January 5, 2019. She is the first woman of color and the first black person to be elected as a WSLC executive officer. Sims firmly believes in the power of working people organizing together, and has dedicated her working life to affirming that power.

Dialogue |  April 7 | Allen Theatre
Join Artistic Director John Langs to unpack the play and connect with fellow audience members right after the show. 

Cast Chat | April 5 (Evening) & April 11 (Matinee)
Conversations with the cast members following the performance.

Age & Content Considerations: ACT believes that our patrons can determine what is offensive for themselves, and what is appropriate for their children. We don’t create age restrictions but do our best to offer content advisories for each show. For detailed information about show content and possible triggers, please contact communications@acttheatre.org.

Thank you to our Show Sponsor:

 “Keenly observed and surprisingly funny…throbs with heartfelt life.”
The New York Times