From Lynn Nottage, the Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright of works including 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 “ruined” human life?
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Post-Performance Talkback Hosts
Frederic Sanchez is an accomplished French humanitarian aid worker and a tireless advocate for the rights of those caught in the spiral of violence, displacement, war famine, and disaster. From field worker to program and portfolio manager, Frederic has worked alongside victims of sexual and gender-based violence in every continent, from the rural areas of Papua New Guinea to the war-torn great lake region and to the remote and isolated communities in South and central America. Frederic lives with his family in Toronto and works in the field of fundraising for humanitarian organizations.
Tim Hensley is the Director of Library and Archives for the Virginia Holocaust Museum and the curator of the Oral History Archive. His primary research interests include oral history, digital preservation, censorship, genocide and crimes against humanity. He is an active member of the Oral History Association and the International Association of Genocide Scholars, and he serves as the Secretary for the Board of Directors for Empowerment Through Art-Africa (ETA-Africa).
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