May 20 – June 12, 2011

By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Maria Mileaf

In war-torn Congo, Mama Nadi keeps the peace between customers on both sides of the civil war by serving up cold beers and warm beds. Inspired by interviews conducted in Africa, this probing and courageous work celebrates human strength and dignity with humor and song in the face of immeasurable loss. Ruined is an engrossing and powerful story and a life-affirming triumph.

Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!

Ruined has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative with additional support from the Lomax Family Foundation.


Powerfully crafted…RIVETING! – Philadelphia Inquirer

Absorbing, illuminating, and emotionally provocative! – Examiner