An "elegant and eloquent new work"
– VARIETY

November 8 – December 14, 2008 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 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.

A co-production with Manhattan Theatre Club.

 

 
Artists

By LYNN NOTTAGE, Directed by KATE WHORISKEY

Cast

QUINCY TYLER BERNSTINE - Salima
CHERISE BOOTHE 
- Josephine
ALI AMIN CARTER - Solider
CHRIS CHALK - Jerome Kisembe / Soldier / Aid Worker
SAIDAH ARRIKA EKULONA - Mama Nadi
WILLIAM JACKSON HARPER - Simon / Solider / Miner
RUSSELL G. JONES - Christian
CHIKÉ JOHNSON - Fortune / Solider / Miner
KEVIN MAMBO - Commander Osembenga / Solider
TOM MARDIROSIAN - Mr. Harari
CONDOLA PHYLEIA RASHAD - Sophie
SIMON SHABANTU KASHAMA - Soldier

Creative Team and Crew

DEREK MCLANE - Scenic Design
PAUL TAZEWELL - Costume Design
PETER KACZOROWSKI - Lighting Design
ROB MILBURN - Sound Design
MICHAEL BODEEN - Sound Design
DOMINIC KANZA - Original Music
RANDY DUNCAN - Movement Director
TANYA PALMER - Dramaturg
CHARLOTTE FLECK - Dialect Coach
NICK SANDYS - Fight Consultant
ADAM BELCUORE - Chicago Casting
KIMBERLY OSGOOD - Production Stage Manager