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American Conservatory Theater kicks off its 2018-19 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Sweat. In Reading, Pennsylvania — the blue-collar heart of America's steel industry — a tight-knit group of factory workers has gathered in the local bar for generations to share laughs, hopes, and cold beers. But as recession looms and a union lockout turns the assembly line into a picket line, lifelong friends find themselves pitted against each other in the struggle to survive. Inspired by the stories of Rust Belt workers, multi-Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Ruined) unites heart and humor to forge a searing drama about the grit, drive, and resilience of our conflicted American dreams.

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