First seen in a co-production between the Manhattan Theatre Club and Chicago's Goodman Theatre last year, in addition to the Pulitzer Prize for drama (this year's has just been won by Next to Normal), it also picked up seven Best Play awards, including the New York Critics' Circle Award, two Drama Desk awards and four OBIE Awards.
The play, inspired by Brecht's Mother Courage, is set in a
bar in a small mining town in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As
tales of local atrocities spread and tensions between rebels and
government militia rise, shrewd Mama Nadi must reassess her business
priorities and personal loyalties when two girls arrive tainted by
their recent past. Indhu Rubasingham directs.