Stetson University’s second mainstage production of its 113th season is Lynn Nottage’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize winning play “Sweat”, directed by Stetson senior Cori LaPinsky. “Sweat” will run from November 15th-18th in Stetson University’s Second Stage Theatre, located in the Museum of Art, Deland.

“Sweat” is the second Pulitzer Prize winning play of Stetson Theatre Arts’ 113th season.

Playwright Lynn Nottage spent two years interviewing residents of Reading, Pennsylvania to build her inspiration for the play. The town was officially declared one of the country’s poorest cities in 2011 by the United States Census Bureau.

The show centers around this town, and a group of close family friends who live within it. They have relied on their steady jobs in the local steel factories for three generations, and when the economy begins to plummet in 2000 the future of factory work is left uncertain. Standing on shaky ground, the group is left divided as old friends turn into new enemies.

The cast of “Sweat” includes: Steven Kalicharan as Evan, Cooper Hendrix as Jason, Anders Hammerstrom as Stan, Danny Mejia as Oscar, Reed Barkowitz as Jessie, Toni-Ann Muthra as Cynthia, Lily Desenberg as Tracy, and Noah Belachew as Brucie.

Stetson Theatre Arts’ Second Stage is located inside the Museum of Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., adjacent to the DeLand campus. Free parking. Admission for this production is $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors and students. Stetson students, faculty and staff are admitted free with a valid ID. Tickets will be available at the door and reserved tickets must be picked up 30 minutes prior to the start of the show. Box office will be open one hour prior to curtain. For information or reservations, call Stetson Theatre’s “Second Stage” box office at (386) 822-8700.

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