Obsidian Theatre Company

Ruined

Ruined

2011

Ruined

By Lynn Nottage in Association with Nightwood Theatre

Berkley Downstairs

Directed by Philip Akin

 

Cast

Yanna McIntosh

Stirling Jarvis

Sabryn Rock

Sophia Walker

Marcia T. House

Richard Alan Campbell

Daniso Ndhlovu

Anthony Palmer

Muoi Nene

Thomas Olajide

Marc Senoir

Andre Sills

 

Obsidian Theatre Company in association with Nightwood Theatre is thrilled to present the Toronto premiere of the award-winning play Ruined. Written by Lynn Nottage (2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama) and starring theatre and film veterans, Yanna McIntosh and Sterling Jarvis, the story is set in a present-day small mining town in the civil war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ruined follows a young woman’s nightmarish path to Mama Nadi, a savvy businesswoman who, in the midst of a complex civil war, both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds. At once heartbreaking and captivating, Ruined pays homage to the courageous and resilient women who must piece themselves together after the ruin.

 

Lynn Nottage wanted to write an adaptation of Berthold Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children set in the war-ravaged nation. Nottage traveled to Uganda to visit a refugee camp where thousands of men, women, and children hoped to avoid the atrocities of the barbaric government and the equally cruel rebel militants

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