Next month, Kenmore, will play host to the nationally renowned New York Public Theater for a free staging of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play SWEAT in Kenmore’s Masonic Temple on Oct. 2, 2018 at 6 p.m.
With warm humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the line of a factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in the hard fight to stay afloat.
With Kenmore’s industrial past, many families may find themselves relating to this story. According to Karen Freeman of KenMore Kreative, stories like this have the power to open up dialogue within communities. “The issues in the play are issues relevant to Akron and even to Kenmore, and they should prove to provoke thought and conversations about our own community,” she said.
Karen is most excited because, as she puts it, “Broadway is coming to us: real Broadway actors with a play that’s been performed in New York and all over the country. There’s no need to get dressed up or drive far, just down to the Boulevard,” she said. “How exciting is that?”
This Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is a collaboration of The Public Theater, KenMore Kreative, Victory Lodge #1160, Arts Now and Kenmore Neighborhood Alliance.Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 6:00 p.m.
Recommended for ages 16+ due to strong language.