For the people of Reading, Pennsylvania, work is so much more than a paycheck — it's the glue that holds the town together. The floor of their central factory is where lifelong friendships are made, where love blossoms and where family members work side by side. But as layoffs become the new norm and a cheaper workforce threatens the viability of the local union, the threads that once kept the community together begin to fray. Sweat powerfully contrasts life's happiest highs with the heart-wrenching struggles of survival. Using warm humor and deep empathy, this 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner from Lynn Nottage (Ruined) paints a moving portrait of today's working-class America in decline.