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Lynn Nottage
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Act One, Scenes 1-2

• The following version of this book was used to create this Lesson Plan: Nottage, Lynn. Sweat. Theatre Communications Group. 2017. E-book.

• Act One begins on September 29, 2008 in Reading, Pennsylvania.

• It is the day of the largest stock market decline in history, with the Dow Jones average falling by 778.68 points.

• Jason, a white 29-year-old, is meeting with his parole officer, Evan, an African-American man in his forties.

• Jason’s face is marked up with fresh bruises and white supremacist tattoos.

• Evan inquires about Jason’s new job and Jason shares that he has recently been hired to make pretzels, the only job he can get with a criminal record.

• They exchange a series of routine questions regarding Jason’s work and home life.

• The audience learns that Jason is currently living in a shelter since he says living with his mom had been too depressing.

• It...

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