John Earl Jelks Will Reprise Role in Los Angeles Production of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer-Winning Play SWEAT

“The complete cast has been announced for the Center Theatre Group staging of Lynn Nottage’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat.

Directed by Lisa Peterson, performances will play the Mark Taper Forum August 29–October 7, 2018. Opening night is set for September 5.

The cast includes Kevin T. Carroll, Grantham Coleman, Will Hochman, John Earl Jelks, Mary Mara, Peter Mendoza, Michael O’Keefe, Amy Pietz, and Portia. Jelks also played the role of Brucie in the Broadway production.

Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs, promotions, and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat…” Click here to continue reading on

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