Tuesday, July 5, 2022

‘SWEAT’ Brings the Heat at the Mark Taper Forum – AUDIO Interview

L-R: Kevin T. Carroll and Grantham Coleman in the Center Theatre Group production of “Sweat” at the Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Lisa Peterson and written by Lynn Nottage, “Sweat” will play through October 7, 2018. For tickets and information, please visit CenterTheatreGroup.org or call (213) 628-2772. Media Contact: CTGMedia@CTGLA.org / (213) 972-7376. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

*Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage’s work has descended upon Los Angeles once more in the form of the riveting stage play “SWEAT.”

It is a sweltering drama about the lives of a small town working class community set in Reading, Pennsylvania. The time frame is 2000- 2008, and during this time business and industry is being infiltrated by technology, wages are stagnant, corporations are  outsourcing factory jobs and the temperament of the town is as volatile as a hand grenade in shaky hands.

In “SWEAT” the spirited ensemble cast provides shockingly realistic portrayals of townsmen and women who are fellow employees by day, drinking buddies by night and rivals at the drop of a hat.  Race matters less than class, when one employee is promoted from the floor to the head office; which breeds even more dissension between a hopeless set of friends who are tied together by life and circumstance.

Starring in “SWEAT” are Kevin T. Carroll, Will Hochman, Grantham Coleman, Michael O’Keefe, Peter Mendoza, Mary Mara, Portia, Amy Pietz and John Earl Jelks.

EURweb spoke with Obie Award winner Kevin T. Carroll, who plays Evan, a parole officer counseling a tormented ex-convict who has returned to his dilapidated factory town after eight years behind bars.

SWEAT is playing through October 7th 2018 at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and is directed by Lisa Peterson. For tickets and info click here.

KEVIN T. CARROLL (Evan) is thrilled to be working with Lynn Nottage and the Taper. Broadway: Angels In America, 45 Seconds From Broadway, Take Me Out, Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk. Recent LA stage:  By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, A Raisin In The Sun, Blues For An Alabama Sky. Obie Award Winner. Selected Off-Broadway: Home, Seven Guitars, Stick Fly, Stop Kiss, and Satellites. TV: Dr. Wilson on Facebook Watch seriesSacred Lies, John Murphy on The Leftovers (HBO), Snowfall, Lucifer, The Catch. Film: Blindspotting, Paid In Full, Being John Malkovich, The Object of My Affection. www.aboutkevincarroll.com

LaRita Shelbyhttp://www.RitaShelby.com
LaRita "Jazzy Rita" Shelby is a broadcast media & marketing professional. She serves as VP of Business Development & Special Projects at EURweb.com. Additionally she is an actress, singer/songwriter who has appeared on TV and in film. LaRita has an undergrad degree from LMU in Los Angeles and an M.A. in Media & Communications Psychology from Touro University Worldwide.

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