Ruined

Ruined
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November 8 – December 14, 2008 In the Owen
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

A world premiere and Goodman Theatre commission

MacArthur Foundation Fellowship winner Lynn Nottage returned to Chicago with her Goodman commission, Ruined, which the theater workshopped and produced as part of the 2007 New Stages Series.  Set in the present day Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ruined centers around Mama Nadi, a savvy businesswoman who, in the midst of a complex civil war, protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become a battleground.  Nottage's work was last seen at the Goodman in 2006 when Crumbs from the Table of Joy was directed by Chuck Smith.

  • Ruined Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Ruined by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey is Saidah Arrika Ekulona (Mama Nadi).

  • Ruined Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Ruined by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey are (l to r) Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Salima) and Chiké Johnson (Fortune).

  • Ruined Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Ruined by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey is Condola Phyleia Rashad (Sophie).

  • Ruined Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Ruined by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey are (l to r) Saidah Arrika Ekulona (Mama Nadi) and Tom Mardirosian (Mr. Harari).

  • Ruined Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Ruined by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey is Condola Phyleia Rashad (Sophie).

  • Ruined Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Ruined by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey are (l to r) Russell G. Jones (Christian) and Saidah Arrika Ekulona (Mama Nadi).

  • Ruined Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Ruined by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey are (l to r) Condola Phyleia Rashad (Sophie), Cherise Boothe (Josephine) and Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Salima).

  • Ruined Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Ruined by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey are (l to r) Condola Phyleia Rashad (Sophie) and Saidah Arrika Ekulona (Mama Nadi).

  • Ruined Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Ruined by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey are (l to r) Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Salima) and Condola Phyleia Rashad (Sophie).

  • Ruined Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Ruined by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey are (l to r) Cherise Boothe (Josephine) and Saida Arrika Ekulona (Mama Nadi).

  • Ruined Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Ruined by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey are (l to r) Quincy Tyler Bernstine (Salima), Cherise Booth (Josephine) and Kevin Mambo (Commander Osembenga).

  • Ruined Production Photos
    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Ruined by Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey are (l to r) Saidah Arrika Ekulon (Mama Nadi) and Russell G. Jones (Christian).

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