Savvy business woman Mama Nadi knows how to survive in the midst of the Congo civil war: don't take sides. She sells beers and girls to any man who'll leave his gun at the door. The good-time atmosphere of the canteen and her sharp wits can't always protect her and her girls from the atrocities afflicted on them, but their courage, humor, and hope live on in this gripping drama.
Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 4:30pm, following the 2pm performance of Ruined
In conjunction with the Huntington Theatre Company's production of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama, Lynn Nottage's Ruined, Massachusetts Representative Barney Frank, Democrat from the 4th District, will speak about the legislative efforts being taken to eliminate the sale of conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The demand by international technology companies for coltan -- used as a high-charge conductor in mobile phones, digital games, microprocessors, and more -- fuels the violence depicted in Nottage's powerful drama.