by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Sarah Lacy Hamilton
October 10- 12 and 17-19 at 8:00 p.m.
October 13 at 2:00 p.m.
UI Theatre Building, 200 N Riverside Dr, Iowa City, IA, 52242
Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Lynn Nottage's Sweat centers on a group of friends at their go-to bar in Reading, Pennsylvania. In the year 2000, layoffs and lockouts threaten their factory floor jobs, thrusting them into a bitter fight for survival. Produced across the country to critical and popular acclaim, Sweat considers the effects of America's economic decline and deindustrialization alongside a heart-wrenching examination of friendship, race, class, and trust within the community of family and friends.
Sweat is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
This production contains strong language, simulated drug and alcohol use, and depicted violence.
PoliciesFor this University Theatre event, each University of Iowa or other college student must present their student ID to attend the performance with a student ticket.
ParkingParking in Lot 55 is free for patrons after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and all weekend. Parking meters surround the perimeter of the lot for week-day use. Please note that Lot 55 is also a staging area for free shuttle buses to Hawkeye Football and Basketball games. On Saturdays when Mainstage performances are held at the same time as a Hawkeye Football Game, the metered lot on the West side of the Theatre Building will be reserved for Theatre Patrons.
The building is accessible to persons with disabilities. All theatres are accessible, and are equipped with hearing augmentation systems. For details, call Accessibility Services at (319-335-1158). The main entrance is accessible to persons with disabilities, and is located on the east (river) side of the building. It is reached via a ramp located at the southwest corner of the building.