Oct 10, 2019 to Oct 19, 2019
Lynn Nottage
Directed by: 
Sarah Lacy Hamilton
David Thayer Theatre
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 8:00pm
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 18, 2019 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 8:00pm


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 this community of family and friends.

This production contains strong language, simulated drug and alcohol use, and depicted violence.

Sweat is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.


Tickets will be available beginning Monday, August 26 through the Hancher Box Office.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.