MAC Boys Entertainment’s Ruined
Ruined is Lynn Nottage’s first Pulitzer Prize-winning play (2009)! She won the prize again for Sweat in 2017! Other prize-winning plays and musicals by Lynn Nottage include MJ The Musical, Clyde’s, Intimate Apparel, and so many more. Ruined is a 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 woman she shelters? How far will she go to survive? Can a price be placed on a human life?
Join us as we present this thought-provoking play by one of our nation’s best contemporary playwrights, Lynn Nottage.
Presented in a special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service.
About MAC Boys Entertainment
MAC Boys Entertainment (MBE) was created with the purpose of filling the void of Black representation within the theatre world, focusing first and foremost on the Central Florida community. Founders Maurice Mallard, Arius West, and Christopher Payen (the M-A-C in MAC Boys) are all co-artistic directors of the fledgling company, with the collective goal to bring the work and stories of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to the theatrical forefront. “It was created with the idea that theatre can be, and do anything. That the color of a person’s skin does not determine their talent or their range,” says MBE.