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4057 Star Starred
Geffen Playhouse - Gil Cates Theater
10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90024
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107 ratings
4.7 average rating
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13 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 10 2010

I was shocked at the level of the emotional performances, I could have cried through most of the show and that was due to the amazing acting by the cast. Hard show to watch, very heavy, but reccomend it. The only negative was the smoking, I was...continued

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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 seeing it. You will learn something. My only criticism is that the actors might...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, that come through this production in its superb acting, writing, directing,...continued

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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.

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