Sweat

Jessie, Tracey and Cynthia wind-down after work while ignoring the hard-working Oscar in Lynn Nottage’s play “Sweat,” presented at Stetson University’s Second Stage Theatre in DeLand’s Museum of Art, 600 N. Woodland Blvd. Pictured (left to right): Daniel Mejía, Toni-Ann Muthra, Lilian Desenberg and Reed Barkowitz.

Stetson University’s second mainstage production of its 113th season is Lynn Nottage’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Sweat,” directed by Stetson Theatre Arts senior Cori LaPinsky.

Performances will be Nov. 15-18, at Stetson’s Second Stage Theatre in the Museum of Art-DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd.

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

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

The show centers on Reading and a group of close family friends who live within the area. They have relied on their steady jobs in the local steel factories for three generations, and when the economy plummeted in 2000, the future of factory work is left with uncertainty. Standing on shaky ground, the group is left divided as old friends turn into new enemies.

Cast includes Steven Kalicharan (Evan), Cooper Hendrix (Jason), Anders Hammerstrom (Stan), Danny Mejia (Oscar), Reed Barkowitz (Jessie), Toni-Ann Muthra (Cynthia), Lily Desenberg (Tracey) and Noah Belachew (Brucie).

Performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 18.

Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and Stetson faculty, staff and students receive free admission with a valid ID. Parking is free.

For more information or a reservation, call the box office at (386) 822-8700.

Tickets will be available at the door and reserved tickets must be picked up 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance. The box office will be open one hour prior to curtain.

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