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Set in the civil war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, Ruined tells the story of businesswoman Mama Nadi and her struggle for survival. The work has garnered critical acclaim for both its fall 2008 Chicago premiere and its current run at the Manhattan Theatre Club.

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Deja Kemp '10 and Lou-Lou Igbokwe '10 direct the bench reading, which will be followed by a discussion with Playwright Lynn Nottage. A MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" Award recipient, Nottage is on campus March 2 and 3. The reading is a VOICES (theater department visiting artist program) student production, produced and performed by the Black Underground Theater Association.

"Ruined is powerful and relevant," says Kemp. "We hope this performance will spur dialogue about some of the issues-such as war crimes, empowerment, and human rights-the play addresses."

  • Monday, March 2 at 8 p.m.
  • Hopkins Center, Moore Theater
  • 646-2422

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Last Updated: 2/26/09