HFCC to present Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Ruined” April 11-21

Monday, March 4, 2013
HFCC Students Candice Latham as Mama Nadi and London Johnson as Christian

HFCC's Fine Arts and Fitness Division presents “Ruined,” which runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. from April 11-21 in the Adray Auditorium of the MacKenzie Fine Arts Building.

Directed by award-winning professional Director Christopher Bremer, “Ruined” is based on Lynn Nottage’s 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. This humanitarian piece illustrates the multiple tragedies of the civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The play examines the political, economic and cultural forces at work in a small mining town through the life of Mama Nadi, a shrewd businesswoman who takes in raped and rejected women, selling them to both government soldiers and rebels in the bar where many take refuge.

“Ruined” is especially relevant to students in political science, philosophy, psychology and sociology courses. This haunting work is a must-see about the resilience of the human spirit during times of war.

Only 65 seats are available per performance for this intimate staging. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 for faculty, staff, seniors and students. For further information or to make reservations, please contact Gerry Dzuiblinski at 313.845.9817 or via email at gadzuiblinski@hfcc.edu.