On Thursday, October 4, 2018, Season 16 at PURE Theatre begins with Sweat by Lynn Nottage, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Sweat is 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 heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.
Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, Sweat is “a topical reflection of the present and poignant outcome of America’s economic decline.” – Theatre Communications Group
Written by two-time Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, Lynn Nottage and directed by PURE Theatre Artistic Director, Sharon Graci, Sweat comes to Charleston for its Southeastern Regional Premiere. Featuring a cast including Jacob Milano, Henry Clay Middleton, and David Perez, and PURE Core Ensemble members, Douglas Scott Streater, Joel Watson, R.W. Smith, Erin Wilson, Joy Vandervort-Cobb, and Cristy Landis, the production will run during the MOJA Arts Festival October 4-7, 2018, at the historic Dock Street Theatre at 135 Queen Street. MOJA Festival performance times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 pm with a matinee performance Sunday, October 7 at 3:00 pm.
Based on availability, PURE will offer Pay-What-You-Will general admission tickets to the performance on Thursday, October 4 beginning one hour prior to that evening’s 7:30 pm show. Reserved tickets for all performances are on sale now at mojafestival.com, puretheatre.org, and at the PURE Theatre box office. Advance purchases are strongly recommended. Additional information about Sweat can be found on PURE’s website at www.puretheatre.org or by calling the box office at 843.723.4444 Tuesday through Friday 12-5pm and two hours prior to performances. PURE Theatre will soon be located at 134 Cannon Street.