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In one of the poorest cities in America — Reading, Pennsylvania — a group of down-and-out factory workers struggle to keep their present lives in balance, ignorant of the financial devastation looming in their near futures. Set in 2008, this new play's crux is knowing the fate of the characters long before it's even in their sights. Based on Lynn Nottage's extensive research and interviews with real residents of Reading, Sweat is a topical reflection of the present and poignant outcome of America's economic decline.

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