Thursday, February 14, 2013


"Ruined"; Lynn Nottage’s 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Ruined” has garnered world-wide attention for bringing to the forefront two problems that affect millions of people: (A) How obscure and rare minerals used in the manufacturing of cell phones have kept civil war alive in the Democratic Republic of Congo for more than a decade, and (B) How approximately 400,000 women (by the United Nations’ estimation) have been systematically and brutally raped in the nation as an institutionalized weapon of war. This play isn’t only insightful, it’s relevant all over the world. “Ruined” is about the resilience of the human spirit during times of war. Set in a small mining town in the Democratic Republic of Congo, this powerful play follows Mama Nadi, a shrewd businesswoman in a land torn apart by civil war. But is she protecting, or profiting from, the women she shelters? How far will she go to survive? Can a price be placed on a human life? February 28th - March 17th Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Virginia Samford Theatre Cost: General tickets: $22, Students or groups of 10 or more: $15. Opening Night Event tickets are $100. Age: For mature audiences only