written by LYNN NOTTAGE
DIRECTED BY DR. SHONDRIKA MOSS-BOULDIN
Set in a rain forest bar and brothel in the war-torn Congo, the establishment’s matriarch, Mama Nadi, keeps peace between customers from both sides of the civil war, as government soldiers and rebel forces alike choose from her inventory of women, many already “ruined” by rape and torture. Inspired by interviews she conducted in Africa with Congo refugees, this play is an engrossing and uncommonly human story with humor and song.
Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
“A powerhouse drama... Lynn Nottage’s beautiful, hideous and unpretentiously important play [is] a shattering, intimate journey into faraway news reports.” - Newsday
This show has been selected as part of a national search related to global diversity and inclusion.