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Ruined

Arena Stage - Fichandler (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

107 ratings
4.7 average rating
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15 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 24 2011

I was thoroughly disappointed. Hard to believe that the play won the Pulitzer two years ago. A couple of decent performances, but overall static and preachy. Not one of Arena's better productions.

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15 reviews
19 stars
attended Jun 05 2011

Very intense, depictions of vilolence and implication and discussion of sexual violence against women. This is a real eye opener about the tragedy of most women in the DRC. Costumes, sets and music were great. Tremendous acting.

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12 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 05 2011

It was our first time at the new Arena Stage. Ruined was excellant. With the stage in center, every seat was a good view.

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11 reviews
7 stars
attended May 24 2011

One of the best performances I've ever seen in DC. The cast and set are fantastic!

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10 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

Emotional, well acted, and all around an amazing play

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10 reviews
20 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

Excellent acting which had the audience's undivided attention until the final act which was followed by a roaring standing and well-deserved applause.

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10 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 24 2011

It is extremely powerful. Perhaps "enjoy" is not the right word, but I am very glad that I saw it. I would recommend it strongly to all adults.

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10 reviews
11 stars
attended May 24 2011

It was a wonderful theater experience. Great acting, good writing, important message, very powerful.

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10 reviews
36 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

This was an outstanding production that was both enetertaining and educational. The was not too long and left you satisifed. The cast was excellent and the music was a... continued

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8 reviews
3 stars
attended May 22 2011

A very good play- well acted by an fine ensemble. Thought that at times it was over melodramatic, and sometimes overacted, but then again, it took place during one of... continued

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8 reviews
0 stars
attended May 22 2011

An amazing story that uses the setting of the Congo civil war to explore themes of hope and loss and the effects of systematic injustice. The characterizations were... continued

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended May 22 2011

Actors were Excellent!! Very moving and engaging. Got an excellent seat 4th row on the aisle! Highly recommend.

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended May 24 2011

Powerful and dramatic performance. Lesson learned is we can and should always move forward no matter how troubling the circumstances.

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6 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

Steller performance! The play is in a very intimate setting. It was emotional, dramatic, profound, and inspiring. I thoroughly enjoyed this play and would recommend it to anyone.

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5 reviews
72 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

Excellent! Ruined confirmed for me that there are fierce women all over the world. It is too bad that that these women did not have more options. Overall, the play was funny, exciting, droll, worth every penny and more.

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended May 24 2011

Fantastic, thought provoking & energetic performance. Beautifully rebuilt Arena Stage doesn't have a bad seat in the theater. Terrific cast. Tragic subject matter,... continued

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended May 24 2011

I have never been so amazed by a play in my life. The story was powerful, the writing was outstanding and the acting was spot on. The actors really helped the story to... continued

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

I very much liked the play, but I had a hard time understanding some of the words because of the "accents".

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5 reviews
15 stars
attended May 22 2011

I was absolutely spellbound by this play. The message, the cast, the music - all simply enthralling!!

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9 events
5 reviews
7 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

My wife and I attended this outstanding play on 4/30/11. I would definitely recommend this play to others when it does comes into your town/state.

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