Sweat Brilliantly Peformed by An Extraordinary Cast At Purdue Theatre

Photos shot for Purdue Theatre by Melodie Yvonne

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA (Dress Rehearsal – September 22, 2021) – Purdue Theatre’s production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage and directed by William P. Caise is a frighteningly accurate depiction of factory life in a post-industrial America brought to life by a brilliant cast. Show will open September 24 at the Nancy T. Hansen Theatre in Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts, and follow with multiple digital & In-person performances through October 3, 2021. The following excerpt is courtesy of Purdue Theatre’s official website:

“Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, this 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama 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 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. Inspired by true stories of union workers in Reading, PA, Sweat explores the underlying connections between racism and economics in a post-industrial US.”

Dates:

September 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm – Preview Performance, In-person only at Pao Hall
September 24, 2021 at 7:30 pm – Opening Night: In-person and Livestream
September 25, 30, October 1 and 2 at 7:30 pm – In-person and Digital Recording
September 26 and October 3 at 2:30 pm – In-person and Digital Recording

Visitors can purchase tickets online at purdue.edu/theatre/tickets. Tickets may also be purchased at all campus box offices or by calling (765) 494-3933 or (800) 914-SHOW.

Check out the photo highlight gallery from the phenomenal show below

Purdue Theatre’s production of Sweat opens September 24 in the Nancy T. Hansen Theatre, and will follow with multiple digital & In-person performances through October 3, 2021. Tickets can be purchased online at purdue.edu/theatre/tickets.

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne, lead photographer and owner of Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the age of 5, and was immediately hooked. By the age of 15 she began to turn every trip, even just to the local park, into a fantasy scene of her own imagination, and started mentoring with many local professionals. Melodie received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up listening to many amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when listening to music. Her goal was to help people SEE the music.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography. She published her first print work, a collection of images & poetry, in 2011, and has since published many more print works. Melodie currently acts as owner & lead photographer at Photographic Melodie, House Photographer for Purdue Theatre, and Tour Photographer for multiple Billboard Charts topping bands as well as freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and musicians.

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