by Lynn Nottage (Canadian Stage/Studio 180). Tensions threaten a group of steel mill workers when the company starts hiring non-union workers for less money. Previews from Jan 14, opens Jan 16 and runs to Feb 2, Tue-Thu & Sat 8 pm, Fri 7 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $49-$79.
Nottages play about how several families are affected by the economic downturn in a Pennsylvania factory town has an urgency thats slightly lost in this production. A couple of performances are overblown, and the video projections to show the passing of time dont add much. But as an examination of how North America got to its current divisive economic and political situation, the play succeeds.
NNN (Glenn Sumi)