The Gable Stage Presents
Book by Lynn Nottage
Sept 8 – Oct 7
In war-torn Congo, Mama Nadi Keeps the peace between customers on both sides of the civil war by serving everything from cold beers to warm beds. This shrewd matriarch both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds "ruined" by the brutality of government soldiers and rebel forces alike. This play is inspired by interviews conducted in Africa.
Winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards. This probing work about the resilience of the human spirit during times of war is a searing variation on Brecht's Mother Courage, translated to a brothel in the conflict-torn Congo. By the author of Intimate Apparel, a GableStage hit in 2006.
"Strong and absorbing! A clear-eyed celebration of endurance! Raw and genuine! An impact that lingers!"
- New York Times
Thursday, Friday, & Saturday @ 8 PM
Sunday @ 2 & 7 PM