From the 2008-09 Season
Final performance was March 29th, 2009
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Kate Whoriskey
with Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Cherise Boothe, Chris Chalk, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, William Jackson Harper, Chiké Johnson, Russell Gebert Jones, Kevin Mambo, Tom Mardirosian, Ron McBee, Condola Rasha
From Lynn Nottage, the Obie Award-winning author of such plays as Fabulation and Intimate Apparel, comes this haunting, probing work about the resilience of the human spirit during times of war. Set in a small mining town in Democratic Republic of Congo, this powerful play follows Mama Nadi, a shrewd businesswoman in a land torn apart by civil war. But is she protecting or profiting by the women she shelters? How far will she go to survive? Can a price be placed on a human life?