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Ruined Reviews

Arena Stage - Fichandler (Washington, DC)

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107 ratings
4.7 average rating
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1 review
18 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

This was the best play I have seen in years. Beautifully and meaningfully written, with humor and pathos, like all great plays. Not at all didactic, though a message of humanism shines through. An excellent cast, obviously committed to the writers...continued

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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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1 review
0 stars
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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3 stars
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5 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

The acting was great. The story was very powerful.

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7 reviews
8 stars
attended Apr 24 2011

Theater at its best -- reaches in and grabs your gut. The kind of experience/performance that had me gripping my arm rests, and crying unabashedly by the end. The cast is incredible and totally sells the performance and play. It is not for the...continued

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8 reviews
3 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

Another stellar production at Arena Stage, this play takes an incredibly important subject, which is difficult to portray, and does a masterful job. Hard hitting yet with many periods of humor, magnificently acted, and not to mention lovely...continued

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1 review
17 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

Enjoyed the play...loved the new venue...absolutely superb!!!

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1 review
24 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

This was an amazing production in an amazing space. Thought provoking and a real converstion starter. Very well done. I had actually planned to pay full price to see this. Bravo.

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10 stars
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22 stars
attended May 22 2011

Magnificent!!
Acting superb and story so very moving

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8 reviews
1 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

Wow! Wow! And More Wow! This Play Was Excellent And Simply Brilliant! I Must Admit As A Black Man It Was Hard Not To Shed A Tear For The Horrors African Women Face In Africa. I Took My Girlfriend And She Loved It. We Could Not Stop Talking About...continued

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4 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

Excellent production. At the end of the show, EVERYONE in the audience was standing and clapping.

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1 review
1 stars
attended Apr 30 2011

"Ruined" is definitely a must see. It was everything great entertainment should be. Informative, insightful, comical, dramatic, and in good taste given the seriousness of the topic. This was one to remember!

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34 reviews
7 stars
attended May 24 2011

Powerful, moving, well acted, beautifully staged production. Theater in the round is not, however, for best venue for this play. It was often difficult to hear the words when characters had their backs to my seat section. I also could not...continued

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19 stars
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11 reviews
0 stars
attended May 22 2011

This is a very powerful and disturbing production -- not for the faint of heart. It helps to have some knowledge or awareness of the decades-old situation in the Congo. Performances were outstanding!!

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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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41 reviews
10 stars
attended May 22 2011

A powerful story about a very sad subject - the use of rape as a weapon of war. Actors have an Africanized British english accent, which can make understanding them difficult, until your ears and brains reconnect. Story is about a whore house...continued

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