Women's ensemble theatre at its best, Sweatshop is the story of ten struggling women in a garment shop during a heat wave in the summer of 1958. While Josie is promoting a move to unionize, it is Mary, a woman who cannot stop loving her long estranged husband, who is at the forefront of the sentimental, often hilarious, drama. The emotional intensity heightens when this man's most recent mistress comes to work at the little shop.
"Big, poetic and appealing.... LaRusso's skills arouse emotion throughout." - N.Y. Times.
"Sweetly poetic, impressively realized and beautifully played." - Variety.