Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a fight to stay afloat.
“Income inequality, incarceration, and corporate greed are things faced by millions of Americans, many of whom feel like there is no way out from underneath them,” says Erin Cronican, The Seeing Place’s Executive Artistic Director and producer of Sweat. “This play presents these problems as a microcosm of a larger fight over racial equity and a sense of belonging – the small town that is the setting of Sweat is really Anytown, USA. These problems affect us all.”