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Ended 6 Sep 2009 after 7 months

Closed 6 Sep 2009

Set in a small mining town in Democratic Republic of Congo, this haunting work about the resilience of the human spirit during times of war follows Mama Nadi, a shrewd businesswoman. Is she protecting or profiting by the women she shelters? How far will she go to survive? Can a price be placed on a human life?

Ruined received the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

In the present-day Democratic Republic of the Congo during a complex civil war, a savvy businesswoman, Mama Nadi, both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds.

Previews from:
21st January 2009
Opens: 10th February 2009
Closes: 2nd August 2009

Quincy Tyler Bernstine
Cherise Boothe
Chris Chalk
William Jackson Harper
Chiké Johnson
Russell Gebert Jones
Kevin Mambo
Tom Mardirosian
Condola Rashad

Directed by Kate Whoriskey
Scenic Design by Derek McLane
Costume Design by Paul Tazewell
Lighting Design by Peter Kaczorowski
Written by Lynn Nottage

Audience: TBA

Run time: TBA

Show Times

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Matinee - - 2 pm - - 2 pm 2 pm
Evening - 7 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm -




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Opening night: 21 January 2009

Closing night: 6 September 2009


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