Sweat wrestles with social issues on Shreveport Little Theatre’s stage

SLT highlights Pulizer Prize-winning drama
SLT presents Sweat.
SLT presents Sweat.(ksla)
Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 12:32 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (Ark-La-Tex Weekend) - The Shreveport Little Theatre (SLT) is presenting Sweat by Lynn Nottage, a play that tackles social issues, has strong language, mature themes, and some violence.

On Jan. 19, 20, and 21, at 7:30 p.m. and on Jan. 21, and 22, at 2 p.m., a famous Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Sweat will wrestle with complex issues such as friendship, betrayal, class, race, gender, and the justice system on SLT’s stage, 812 Margaret Place, Shreveport.

Sweat is considered to be raw, gritty, tragic, touching, funny, and challenging. The play is about the struggles and triumphs of nine people in Reading, Pennsylvania, at the dawn of the 21st century.

Actress Paula S. Sample, who plays Tracy, and actress Kelly Phelan who plays Jessie speaks to KSLA about the upcoming play. >>>

The play will be directed by Robert Alford II.

The cast:

  • Cynthia: Angelique Feaster Evans/ E. Grace Rambo
  • Tracey: Paula S. Sample/Betty Eddleman
  • Jessie: Kelly Phelan/Aubrey Brummett
  • Stan: Chris Alan Evans/Robert Benton
  • Jason: Joe Shyne II/CJ Longino
  • Chris: Adarian D. Williams
  • Brucie: Robert S. Blue
  • Oscar: Marcelo Sessum
  • Evan: Danny Young

Also Credited:

Stage Manager: Melissa Phillips, Choreography: Laura Beeman Nugent, Dialect/Voice Coach: Brinn McDonald, Lighting Design: Julie Edwards, Set Design: Tom Serio, Technical Direction and Construction: Derek Shiplov, Properties Designer: Allison-Rebekah Miller, and Production Associates: Jan Adams, Lola Akinboro, Kari Kennon

The play is supported by a grant from the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, with funds from the City of Shreveport.

If you would like to support more arts in the community, check out these two upcoming exhibitions in the Ark-La-Tex>>>