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Aug 29 – Oct 7, 2018

Mark Taper Forum

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Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Sweat is the scorching new play from Lynn Nottage (Ruined) that The New York Times hailed as keenly observed and surprisingly funny…throbs with heartfelt life.

In the industrial town of Reading, Pennsylvania, a group of friends spend their days on the factory floor and their nights sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to erode their trust, they find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Based on Nottage's extensive research and interviews with residents of Reading and arriving at the Taper after a heralded Broadway run, Sweat is a searing reflection of America's economic decline.

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Community Conversation

Join us for this free, open-to-the-public pre-show event on Sep 12 at 6pm. With "Sweat" onstage at the Taper exploring the disintegration of the American dream in a Pennsylvania factory town, Center Theatre Group is bringing together people whose research and advocacy helps the people of Los Angeles get the support they need to survive and even thrive here. Read More

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By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Lisa Peterson

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Sep 18, Sep 23 Matinee, Oct 2

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Community Conversations

Center Theatre Group hosts Community Conversations, pre-show, moderated discussions with a panel of renowned experts, community opinion-makers, and cultural thought-leaders in dialogue about the context, issues, and ideas finding voice on our stages.

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Spanish Language Open Captioning

Performance date: Oct 5, 2018 at 8pm

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Special thanks to The Broadwater Plunge bar for hosting a photo shoot for the production.