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Pulitzer Prize winner on ‘Sweat,’ her Broadway play about factory workers in Trump’s America

Joan Marcus
The three main protagonists of ‘Sweat,’ a play by Lynn Nottage about factory workers in Reading, Pa. Johanna Day (Tracey), Michelle Wilson (Cynthia) and Alison Wright (Jessie).

“Sweat” couldn’t have come at a better or, perhaps, worse time.

The play, which won the 2017 Pulizer Prize for Drama on April 10, was written by author Lynn Nottage, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for “Ruined,” a story about women living in civil war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo. She has chosen a different kind of struggle this time and one on American soil. “Sweat” follows a group of women friends who have been working at the same factory in Reading, Pa.

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