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RUINED Welcomes UN Secretary-General & UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON

& UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS NAVI PILLAY

ATTEND SPECIAL PERFORMANCE

OF MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB’S

RUINED

 

TO SEE UNITED NATIONS TELEVISION COVERAGE

CLICK HERE

 

On Friday, June 19, Manhattan Theatre Club and Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage welcomed United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to a special performance of Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play RUINED.

 

To see the United Nations Television coverage of Ban and Pillay’s visit to RUINED, CLICK HERE.

 

The special performance of RUINED was co-hosted by Pillay and Equality Now – an international non-governmental organization that works to protect and promote women’s rights. Following the performance, Ban, Pillay, and officials from Equality Now met backstage with Nottage and the cast of RUINED.

 

RUINED, a co-production between MTC and the Goodman Theatre, is currently playing at MTC at New York City Center – Stage I through Sunday, August 2.

 

RUINED is the most acclaimed new play of 2009, having received the following awards:

  • 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
    • RUINED is the first Off-Broadway play to receive the Pulitzer since 2000.
  • New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play
  • Two Drama Desk Awards: Outstanding Play and Outstanding Music for a Play
    • RUINED is the first Off-Broadway play to receive the Outstanding Play Award in 10 years.
  • The Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play
  • Two Lucille Lortel Awards including Outstanding Play
  • Four OBIE Awards including Best New American Play
    • Current cast members Quincy Tyler Bernstine and Russell G. Jones also received OBIE awards for their performances in RUINED
  • A Theatre World Award for cast member Condola Rashad
  • The Clarence Derwent Award for cast member Quincy Tyler Bernstine.

 

From Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, the 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, 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?

 

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR RUINED

  • Tickets for RUINED are available via New York City Center Box Office (131 West 55th Street), CityTix® (212-581-1212) and www.nycitycenter.org.
  • Tickets for RUINED are $75.

 

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