9/22 – Thursdays performance of SWEAT has been canceled due to a non-COVID medical emergency.
Ticket holders can expect a phone call from our box office as well as an email and will be able to redeem their tickets for another performance. We apologize to those planning to attend tonight and will work with you to ensure you can still see the production on another date.
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
Sept. 17-Oct. 9
Directed by Darnell Pierre Benjamin
Cast: Burgess C. Byrd as Cynthia, Ollie Corchado as Oscar, Charlie Cromer as Jason, Denise Dal Vera as Jessie, Mierka Girten as Tracey, Allen R. Middleton as Stan, “ranney” as Brucie, Derek Snow as Evan & Jay Wade as Chris
This powerful drama takes us to the forgotten heart of America, where old friends come together at their favorite bar as they struggle to survive a fraying economy. For decades, they’ve shared secrets and laughs on the factory floor, but now layoffs pit them against one another as inequities of race and class fan the flames. Based on the playwright’s extensive research and interviews with real residents of Reading, Pennsylvania, Sweat is a topical reflection of the present and poignant outcome of America’s economic decline. MacArthur genius and two-time Pulitzer Prize–winner Lynn Nottage infuses this searing script with her trademark mix of compassion, humor, and suspense. It’s explosive drama, made in America. Content warning: This production contains strong language and adult content, including themes of racism and racial slurs; descriptions of violence and alcohol/drug use; and sexual references.
- In preview Sat, Sept. 17 at 7pm
- In preview Tue, Sept. 20 at 7pm
- Wed-Thu, Sept. 21-22 at 7:30pm
- Fri, Sept. 23 at 8pm
- Sat, Sept. 24 at 2pm & 8pm
- Sun, Sept. 25 at 2pm
- Tue-Thu, Sept. 27-29 at 7:30pm
- Fri, Sept. 30 at 8pm
- Sat, Oct. 1 at 2pm & 8pm
- Sun, Oct. 2 at 2pm
- Tue-Thu, Oct. 4-6 at 7:30pm
- Fri, Oct. 7 at 8pm
- Sat, Oct. 8 at 2pm & 8pm
- Sun, Oct. 9 at 2pm