The play was 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, it also
picked up seven Best Play awards, including the New York Critics\'
Circle Award, two Drama Desk awards and four OBIE Awards.
Jules\' previous credits at the Almeida include Michael Attenborough\'s productions of The Homecoming and Big White Fog, while her theatre work elsewhere includes Fabulation, Gem of the Ocean, Walk Hard, The Promise and The Colour of Justice at the Tricycle.
Ruined, which is 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 (Jules) must reassess her business priorities and personal loyalties when two girls arrive tainted by their recent past. Indhu Rubasingham directs.