Lynn Nottage, whose acclaimed new play RUINED is currently playing an extended engagement at Manhattan Theatre Club, won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the celebrated work. BroadwayWorld.com was there as she celebrated the emotional win!
Today, RUINED was nominated for five 2009 Outer Critics Circle Awards: Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, Outstanding Lead Actress (Saidah Arrika Ekulona), Outstanding Featured Actor (Russell G. Jones), Outstanding Featured Actress (Condola Rashad) and Outstanding Lighting Design (Peter Kaczorowski). The production has also received three 2009 Lucille Lortel Award nominations: Outstanding Play, Outstanding Director (Kate Whoriskey), and Outstanding Lead Actress (Saidah Arrika Ekulona).
RUINED runs at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street).
Over the past eight years, this marks the fourth time an MTC production has received the Pulitzer: Lynn Nottage's RUINED (2009), David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole (2007), John Patrick Shanley's Doubt (2005), and David Auburn's Proof (2001). This is MTC's sixth Pulitzer Prize for Drama overall.
Tickets for RUINED are currently on sale through May 10.
From Lynn Nottage, the Obie Award-winning author of such plays as Fabulation and Intimate Apparel and director Kate Whoriskey (The Piano Teacher, Fabulation), comes this 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 (Ekulona), a shrewd businesswoman in a land torn apart by civil war. But is she protecting or profiting by the women she shelters? How far will she go to survive? Can a price be placed on a human life?
Tickets for RUINED are $75 and are available via New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), CityTix® (212-581-1212) and www.nycitycenter.org.
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