the Obie Award-winning author of such plays as Fabulation and Intimate Apparel comes this extremely topical and highly acclaimed new work. A co-production with the Goodman Theatre, where it debuted to a shower of rave reviews, RUINED is a haunting, probing play about the resilience of the human spirit during times of war.
Set in a small mining town in Democratic Republic of Congo, this powerful story follows Mama Nadi, a shrewd businesswoman who provides precarious shelter to women in a land torn apart by civil war. But 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? Directing is Kate Whoriskey, who staged Ms. Nottage’s Fabulation at Playwrights Horizons.