Friday, March 08, 2024 to Sunday, March 31, 2024
Lynn Nottage


This stunning Pulitzer Prize-winning play exposes the devastating impact of the loss of work in America’s Rust Belt, circa 2000. Based on interviews with residents of Reading, Pennsylvania, Lynn Nottage brings her breathtaking storytelling to characters and situations that have become far too recognizable in the heart of de-industrialized America. At the local hangout for steel workers, resentment explodes when one of the regulars gets a promotion and delivers the news that the factory is cutting jobs and wages by 60%. A strike is imminent. Sides are drawn. As friendship gives way to betrayal, an act of violence changes everything…forever.

CONTENT ADVISORY: “Sweat” is about the conflicts that arise between class and race in the world of steel workers in 2000 and 2008. The play contains expressive adult language and a scene with physical violence that is key to the plot.


Don’t miss our special event nights!

Preview Performance – Friday, March 8-Sunday March 10
Experience the stage bar in real time! Grab your friends and your drinks and get a picture front and center on the set of “Sweat!”

Opening Night – Tuesday, March 12
Includes complimentary post-show champagne toast. Sponsored by Columbia Development Companies. 

Chef’s Table – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19
Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by local restaurants

ASL Performance – 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23
This performance features sign language interpreters. To request access to the designated seating section, please call the box office at 518.346.6204

Thirsty Thursday – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28
Light fare and tasting samples from local breweries, cideries and distilleries.

Behind the Scenes – 1 p.m. Sunday, March 31
12:30 p.m., complimentary coffee and pastry before the pre-show presentation of the special effects behind “Sweat,” hosted by Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill. This special conversation is free and open to the public.

Personal Responsibility Statement: Proctors prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.