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Arena Stage - Fichandler
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
202-488-3300
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4.7 average rating
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4 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 24 2011

The play of the 'Vagina Monologues' variety but focused only on the Second Congo War. Like V. Monologues, you learn about mass rapes and a desperately TERRIBLE situation, with some parts of the recounting so horrifying that it made me...continued

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attended Apr 24 2011

This play takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions from light-hearted to shocking. The cast takes the subject matter and makes it real; the content high's are high and the low's are painful. Very well directed and acted.

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6 reviews
8 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

This is the first play I've seen at the "new" Arena stage and I must say it is absolutely beautiful and my seat was great. The play itself was very thought provoking and heart wrenching, It provided us with a look into the lives of women that...continued

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Website

http://www.arenastage.org/shows-tickets/the-season/productions/ruined/

Description

In war-torn Congo, Mama Nadi keeps the peace between customers on both sides of the civil war by serving everything from cold beers to warm beds. This shrewd matriarch both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds “ruined” by the brutality of government soldiers and rebel forces alike. Inspired by interviews conducted in Africa, this searing play is an engrossing and uncommonly human story told with humor and song, revealing the immeasurable loss and hopelessness of war, yet finding affirmation in life and hope.

About the Ticket Supplier: Arena Stage

Arena Stage today stands as a flagship American theater. Arena Stage was one of the first not-for-profit theaters in the United States, as well as a pioneer of the regional theater movement. It was the first regional theater to transfer a production to Broadway, the first invited by the U.S. State Department to tour behind the Iron Curtain, and the first to receive a Tony Award. Taking a leadership role in extending theater’s horizons, Arena Stage has implemented groundbreaking policies and programs, promoting diversity in all aspects of theater, from theatergoing to production.

The Arena Stage legacy of world-class productions includes vast epics, charged dramas, rousing musicals, and probing profiles. From the monumental to the developmental, Arena Stage has helped build the canon of American theater. While they produce American classics, Arena Stage premieres new American plays and supported works in progress. They’ve nurtured artistic growth and engaged the community, broadening and intensifying the theatrical experience for one and all. And yet, in spite of it all, in their second half-century they see themselves as more fresh, restless and dynamic than ever.