by Lynn Nottage
Poster design by Emily Cooper. Photos by Jalen Laine Photography
Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Ruined explores the plight of women living in a small tin mining town in the civil war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo.
“It’s clear that the actors in this production by Dark Glass Theatre know that they’re working on something important, something that’s bigger than they are.
Those are the only circumstances in which you get performances that are this deep and humble.”
The setting is Mama Nadi’s bar. Mama Nadi protects and profits off the bodies of the women who have become casualties of the long and brutal war. She ensures survival by catering to both sides of the conflict, but how long can she keep the war outside her walls?
Directed by Angela Konrad, Ruined was presented at Pacific Theatre in Vancouver.
“Ruined is an important story well told by this brave company and well worth seeing.”
Shayna Jones: Outstanding Performance by an Actress - Small Theatre (win)
Tom Pickett: Outstanding Performance by an Actor - Small Theatre (nominated)
Angela Konrad: Outstanding Direction - Small Theatre (nominated)