Ruined & Mother Courage
December 5th – 8th, 2019
RUINED by Lynn Nottage
RUINED is a haunting, probing work about the resilience of the human spirit during times of war. Set in a small mining town in 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 by the women she shelters? How far will she go to survive? Can a price be placed on a human life?
MOTHER COURAGE by Bertolt Brecht
We will present RUINED alongside a concert staging of MOTHER COURAGE, which was the play’s inspiration, for one week only. The indomitable Mother Courage follows one luckless army after another across a war-torn world in her canteen wagon. She’ll do anything to hold onto her money-making wagon, even if it means the loss of her children. Brecht’s masterpiece is considered one of the defining plays of the 20th Century.