EMAV Review: Cockroach Theatre breaks out a chilling 'SWEAT' ★★★★★

Updated: Apr 9, 2019

Maythinee Washington, Monica Heuser and Joe Basso.

★★★★★ - Irresistible

A superbly matched assemblage of talent veritably exploded onto the stage at Art Square, as Cockroach Theatre Company gifted us with a richly considered realization of Lynn Nottage’s Sweat.

Ms. Nottage’s star just keeps rising, and with Sweat currently being staged all over the country, we Valley denizens are fortunate indeed that these enterprising producers have ensured that Las Vegas got a first rate look at an internationally acclaimed author at the top of her game.

Having done considerable research into the subject matter and location, Nottage sets the story in Reading, Pennsylvania, alternately in 2000 and 2008. The dramatic journey concerns good, hard-working, middle class stock who are challenged by the rapid demise of the manufacturing sector. The rich writing concerns itself with individual identity and community responsibility.