Lynn Nottage’s 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama takes place during the Great Recession of 2008. A group of co-workers, friends and family members struggle to find jobs or cling to the ones they have. When someone is given a chance to move off of the backbreaking factory floor and into a management position, envy and old enmities threaten to tear these long-term relationships apart. Most of the action happens in a neighborhood bar where the community comes together, and where it also starts to disintegrate. Better than an economist’s assessment of the era, Nottage’s writing feels as authentic as documentarian’s film. The play runs through Nov. 10.
Thu, 7:30pm, $30+
The Pear Theater, Mountain View