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Ruined

Arena Stage - Fichandler (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

107 ratings
4.7 average rating
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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

The show was powerful! The story is mix of brutal reality with a genuine love story. The actors were brilliant; in spite of very challenging roles The four women, especially Mama Nadi were vibrant personalities, that you could identify with. The...continued

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5 reviews
17 stars
attended May 24 2011

This was fantastic - probably the most moving production I've ever seen.

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cortneyarnold
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4 reviews
0 stars
attended May 22 2011

Amazing play!
Provoking, touching, great acting, intimate theatre - I could go on and on.

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended May 22 2011

Outstanding performance. If you are looking for a captivating evening out, you definitely want to catch this before its gone!

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4 reviews
14 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

The play was good it helps if a person is familiar with the history of the Congo and the ongoing conflict. Someone who is not familiar may be a bit lost as it was sometimes difficult to understand the actors. More emphasis on the women and what...continued

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

This play was so sentient and emotional with vivid solid characters and personal touches to adevastating piece of history where all were victims and only one true hero!!!!

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Jun 05 2011

Very good play and well done. The acting was impressive.

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3 reviews
10 stars
attended Apr 24 2011

Fascinating subject matter does not a great play make.

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended May 24 2011

Very intense. Extremely well acted.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 22 2011

Very powerful, touching and well executed production

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3 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

Wonderful play with very good acting. I personally enjoyed that there was not a lot of singing! There was a part in the play when one of the girls was telling her story of how she was taken from her yard. The audience was so still and hanging onto...continued

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2 reviews
10 stars
attended May 22 2011

An intense, riveting, emotionally involving evening of theater...the actors were very good, the music and dancing were toe tapping and the singing was excellent, which were welcomed respites from the primary plot...I wished the actors had adhered...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 22 2011

Fantastic! Great acting. Moving story. The individual stories of the characters told the real story of the Congo. Creative staging. Music and even the fabrics added to the entire experience. Attended with 2 friends. We all raved. Parking...continued

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3 stars
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0 stars
attended Apr 24 2011

Humorous and touching interpretation of a real human tragedy.

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

I love live theatre so Ruined was a wonderful show. I would have rated it a 5, however the plot moved a little slow until the end of the first half. Definitely worth while seeing particularly at a discounted rate.

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended May 24 2011

I really enjoyed this production. The story line and characters were vibrant and would suggest it to people. This play did a good job of bring awareness and human touch to the plight of many Congolese women.

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended May 24 2011

In a world full of trivial productions, it was hugely exciting and satisfying to see this piece. It was truly amazing to see such a grim and difficult subject dealt with (the brutalization and rape of women in D.R. Congo in the course of the civil...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 22 2011

Really enjoyed "Ruined"! It was well written with comedy, horror, and suspense. Well worth the money!

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 22 2011

Ruined is an excellent play! The script and acting were phenomenal. Humanizing such a horrific experience is no easy feat. However, Ruined captures the heart with humor, raw emotion, and masterful portrayals. It is not to be missed!

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