We understand that giving away too much before a performance can spoil the experience of a new play. Theater is unique in that it is a communal journey through a story full of plot twists, surprises, and new perspectives. It is often these unexpected moments that can be especially moving and create debate, conversation, and memories beyond the performance.

We are also very aware that such moments can be distressing and overly discomforting for some individuals, to varying degrees. Therefore, we share some general information about this production’s content to help provide the best experience possible for everyone.


Our production of Sweat is designed to be a fast-paced and visceral experience. This story is set in a bar in Reading, PA and explores contemporary issues at the core of our American identity. It contains:

-Strong language

-Derogatory terms referring to race and mental disability

-White supremacist symbols

-Scenes of violence

-Theatrical blood

-References to drug use and addiction

-Smoking of herbal cigarettes

-Theatrical haze

If you have questions or are interested in more specific details, please call our Patron Services team at (610) 644-3500 or email tickets@peopleslight.org.