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Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Portia, Condola Rashad, et al. Set for Geffen and Intiman Co-Production of Ruined logo
Condola Rashad
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Full casting has been announced for the co-production of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Ruined, which will perform at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle, July 2-August 8, followed by the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, September 7-October 17. Kate Whoriskey, who directed the work's premiere in Chicago and New York, will also direct this staging.

The play is set in a small mining town in the war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, where Mama Nadi both protects and profits from the young women who seek refuge in her rain forest bar and brothel.

The company will be led by Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Salima), Cherise Boothe (Josephine), Russell G. Jones (Christian) and Condola Rashad (Sophie), all of whom originated their roles in the Goodman Theatre/Manhattan Theatre Club world-premiere production, and Portia, who took over the leading role of Mama Nadi during the extended run in New York.

The company will also include Tongayi Chirisa (Jerome Kisembe/Soldier), Carl Cofield (Fortune/Soldier/Miner), Simon Shabantu Kashama (Guitarist), Tom Mardirosian (Mr. Harari), Ron McBee (Pascal/Soldier), David St. Louis (Commander Osembenga/Soldier), and Stephen Tyrone Williams (Simon/Soldier/Miner/Aid Worker).

The creative team will feature Derek McLane (set), Paul Tazewell (costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (lighting), Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen (sound design and music direction), Dominic Kanza (original music), Warren Adams (choreography), and Geoffrey Alm (fight choreography).

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