Ruined

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater
1101 6th St SW, Washington, DC 20024
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

In war-torn Congo, Mama Nadi keeps the peace between customers on both sides of the civil war by serving everything from cold beers to warm beds. This shrewd matriarch both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds "ruined" by the brutality of government soldiers and rebel forces alike. Inspired by interviews conducted in Africa, this searing play is an engrossing and uncommonly human story told with humor and song, revealing the immeasurable loss and hopelessness of war, yet finding affirmation in life and hope.

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http://www.arenastage.org/shows-tickets/the-season/productions/ruined/