2009 PULITZER PRIZE Winner For Drama, 2009 OBIE AWARD for Best New American Play, 2009 LUCILLE LORTEL AWARD for Outstanding Play, and 2009 DRAMA DESK AWARD for Outstanding Play.
"...a crackling thriller, with humor, plot twists, and lots of humanity." - NY1
"Muscular drama with richly textured characters, driven by powerful narrative momentum, pulsating music, and heartfelt compassion" -- Variety
Mama Nadi, the definitive unlikely heroine, is a shrewd businesswoman and apolitical opportunist in an African land torn apart by civil war. She runs a makeshift oasis in the Ituri rain forest serving miners, government-backed militia, and their opposing rebel forces, while simultaneously saving, protecting, and exploiting the women under her watchful eye.