Through November 4, 2018
CPH’s blue collar drama “Sweat” champions the out-of-working class.To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's blog herewww.clevelandjewishnews.com/columnists/bob_abelman/
Theater represents the era from which it comes, and “Sweat” clearly and shockingly tells the depressing tale of what went on during the financial downturn of this country and the resulting hysteria and desperation by a group of people who felt they had been disenfranchised by big business, betrayed by their government, and sold out by their union and political leaders. It is an important play which fulfills the educational obligation of the arts. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY MUST SEE PERFORMANCE!
To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.
It’s at least 10 minutes into the play before there’s any mention of steelworkers and you discover this story’s about union strife, if you didn’t already know going in. That’s too slow of a build, and you get to the point where you wonder why Nottage is waiting so long to dive into the subject.
To see a full review of this show, read Kerry Clawson's review here.
Under the direction of Laura Kepley, the CPH actors invest the material with as much humanity as possible.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's blog Rave and Pan
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene
BOTTOM LINE: A fascinating and believable look at a dark period in recent American history that makes clear that one path (perhaps the only path) to a better life for everyone starts with charity and empathy. But it’s not a sermon: I promise. Very fine production, great theater.
To see a full review of this show, read Laura's posts at Cool Cleveland.