Monthly Archives September 2015

More Sinned Against than Sinning

The Haunting Layers of Responsibility in Lynn Nottage’s Sweat Do you remember that last time you were so engrossed in an experience that you forgot everything else—what was happening outside the door of that experience? That’s what happened for me as an audience member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 world premiere production of Lynn Nottage’s Sweat. Part of the OSF’s ten-year American Revolutions cycle depicting defining moments in U.S. history, culture, and social life, Sweat captures the lives of factory workers in Reading, Pennsylvania, toggling between events in 2000 and 2008—a period during which two young men, Chris and
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