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October 1 & 2 at 7:30 pm and October 3 at 3:00 pm

By Vanessa Tewes with additional reporting by Patrick DePace

The FTC Theatre Arts Division has been busy preparing for their new season of shows, and finally, the live audience is returning.

Sweat opens on Friday, October 1st at 7:30 pm, with additional performances on Saturday, October 2nd at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, October 3rd at 3:00 pm. The play will take place in the Performing Arts Center at Five Towns College.

Dr. David Krasner, Professor and Chair of FTC Theatre, described the play:

"Sweat takes place in a small city in Pennsylvania, on the western side of Pennsylvania. It deals with a factory town of working-class people who work at this factory called Olmstead. The factory in 2008 went through a serious decline because there was an economic collapse in the United States. The characters in the play are actually taken from real-life people. And the play takes place at this bar, outside of the factory, where many people are very close friends."

The production was originally written by Lynn Nottage and is being directed by Lisa Strum.