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Dates: April 29-May 22, 2022
Run time: 2 hours and 20 minutes with one intermission
Location: Allen Theatre

Closed Captioning is available for all performances.

This powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes us to the forgotten heart of America, where old friends struggle to survive a fraying economy. For decades, they’ve shared secrets and laughs on the factory floor. Now layoffs pit them against one another as inequities of race and class fan the flames. MacArthur genius Lynn Nottage infuses this searing script with her trademark mix of compassion, humor, and suspense. It’s explosive drama: made in America.

Content Warning: Sweat contains smoking, strong language, loud firework explosion sound effects, and staged violence. The themes in the play include drug use and racism. For more details, please see the additional information below under “Age and Content Considerations” (may contain spoilers).


Anne Allgood – Tracey
Shawn Belyea – Stan
Reginald Andre Jackson – Brucie
Sara Waisanen – Jessie
Miguel Castellano – Oscar
Tracy Michelle Hughes – Cynthia
Anthony Leroy Fuller – Evan
Tré Scott – Chris
Cap Peterson – Jason

Lisa Estridge – Understudy
Tracy Hyland – Understudy
Alan Garcia – Understudy
Arlando Smith – Understudy
Joe Moore – Understudy
Jeff Spaulding – Understudy

Creative Team

John Langs – Director
L.B. Morse – Scenic and Lighting Designer
Pete Rush – Costume Designer
Sharath Patel – Sound Designer
Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako – Associate Director
Geof Alm – Fight Choreographer
Ruth Eitemiller – Stage Manager
Cessa Betancourt – Intimacy Director


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

The following content warnings may contain spoilers:

  • A white character uses a racial slur towards a character of color at the start of the play.
  • A white character appears several times with white supremacist tattoos on his face and neck.
  • Several characters are seen to be under the influence of drugs at multiple points during the play.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be offered on Thursday, May 19 at 7:30pm. Click here to purchase tickets in the ASL section.

Audio Description will be offered during the performance on Sunday, May 8 at 2 pm. Patrons can request headsets that will allow them to listen to a spoken description of the action on the stage. To request a headset, please speak to a front of house team member upon arrival to the theatre.

K-12+ educators are invited to join Artistic Associate for Education Shana Bestock for a pre-show chat and performance of Sweat Saturday, April 30 at 8pm or Sunday, May 1 at 7pm.

Free, reservations required, space limited to 30 per show.

Click here to register.

Utterly riveting! Leaves you breathless! A raw, prescient portrait of the American working class

Entertainment Weekly