Venue Details

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Geffen Playhouse - Gil Cates Theater
10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
310-208-5454
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Member Tips

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Love the courtyard at the geffen - nice place to enjoy a glass of wine...
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Anything goes
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Didn't partake
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Easy...next door...$7
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sjmason
Casual comfortable clothing
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Treatmaster
Theater cold
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Reviews & Ratings

107 ratings
4.7 average rating
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attended Sep 09 2010

It was a thought-provoking, startling and yet entertaining show. There were some wonderful performances that will stay with me for a long time. I highly recommend... continued

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attended Sep 09 2010

Ruined is a tremendous, theatrical work of art, firstly, for it's substance and the story it champions, and secondly, for every sweet and bitter layer of the telling,... continued

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22 reviews
61 stars
attended Sep 09 2010

I was very moved by this play. Although the subject matter is as grim as they come, the play is disarmingly life affirming. The cast alone is worth the price of... continued

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Website

http://www.geffenplayhouse.com/ruined

Description

Lynn Nottage’s _Ruined _is a powerful portrayal of the triumph of the human spirit in a war-torn country. Guided by music and the rhythm of life in the Congo, Ruined transports audiences to Mama Nadi’s bar, a small town refuge where intimacy comes at a price. But by creating this uneasy oasis for women who have no place else to go, is Mama a protector or profiteer? Expertly navigating relationships and politics, this remarkable story, rich with humor, hope and humanity, was lauded in numerous critic top 10 lists and was extended eight times during its New York run.