BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — This month, the Swine Palace presents a live showing of the play Sweat by Lynn Nottage at the LSU Student Theatre.

The show follows a group of friends from the years 2000 and 2008. The scene is set in a bar in Reading, Pennsylvania. The friends share secrets, laughs, and drinks for many years. When protests and layoffs become a trend, the friends begin to lose trust in each other and their friendship is tested as they compete to remain employed.

While Sweat contains tragic events, the play contains humor, which establishes a deeper connection. Sweat will make you begin to ponder on the harsh situations many people face on a daily basis.

Guest director G.D. Kimble says, “SWEAT is an incredibly incisive and nuanced look at economic disparity in this country, and how that unfolds along the lines of class, race, education, and opportunity. It tells the story of a close knit group of friends and family in a factory town, and asks, “What happens when the American dream turns its back on Americans?”

The live free show will run from June 22-26 in the LSU Studio Theatre at the Music and Dramatics building.

Lynn Nottage is a playwright and screenwriter whose works have been performed across the world. Nottage is the first and only woman to win two Pulitzer Prizes for Drama. He work includes Ruined, Sweat, Intimate Apparel, Las Meninas, MJ the Musical, and more.

The Los Angeles Times says “In its lucid examination of how these divisions have activated other fault lines, ‘Sweat’ offers the healing balm of a probing and compassionate playwriting intelligence.”

  • June 22, 7:30 PM –Opening evening
  • June 23-25, 7:30 PM
  • June 26, 2 PM

For more information, visit the LSU Theatre website or call 225-578-3527.