Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Lynn Nottage's Ruined started performances Jan. 21 at New York City Center Stage I.
MTC bills Ruined as the "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 women she shelters? How far will she go to survive? Can a price be placed on a human life?" Kate Whoriskey directs a cast that features Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Cherise Boothe, Chris Chalk, William Jackson Harper, Chiké Johnson, Russell Gebert Jones, two-time Emmy Award winner Kevin Mambo ("The Guiding Light"), Tom Mardirosian, Ron McBee and Condola Rashad.
Here is a first look at the production, which officially opens Feb. 10 and runs through March 29: