Review: Sweat at the Goodman Theatre (Extended Through April 21, 2019)

This is the story of three women and two men who are working at a factory in Reading, Pennsylvania. One of the women gets promoted and the other two become jealous. In the first scene, we see the two men being questioned independently by a police officer. We then flashback to before the incident where they all are all hanging out a bar complaining about work.
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Then one night, a bunch of the machines from the factory are removed. Everyone is worried about layoffs and the tension rises. Management offers everyone a huge pay cut to avoid layoffs and then the union goes on strike. The bartender is only one who remains calm. He wisely says, “When the well runs dry, it’s time to move on.”
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Mike Cherry (American Journalero) is fantastic as Jason, who has a bald head with a swastika tattooed on it in the present, but is just a normal worker in the flashbacks. Steve Casillas is also great as Oscar, the Latino who works at the bar and then crosses the picket line to work at the factory. Chaon Cross is hilarious as the drunk often spending the night in the bar. Lastly, Keith Kupferer (Support Group for Men) is superb as the wise bartender.
Cost of a ticket: $64 (Main Floor)
PlaylistHQ Economic Rating: Worth It –
Rating Scale: Exceptional Value > Worth It > Half Price > Go for Free > Don’t Bother
Get tickets now for Sweat through April 21st!
Quinn Delaney
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