Arena Stage The Mead Center for American Theater MY ACCOUNT


award-winning drama
by Lynn Nottage
directed by Charles Randolph-Wright
April 22–June 5, 2011 in the Fichandler

In war-torn Congo, Mama Nadi keeps the peace between customers on both sides of the civil war serving everything from cold beers to warm beds. shrewd matriarch both protects and profits women whose bodies have become battlegrounds ruined” by the brutality of government soldiers rebel forces alike. Inspired by interviews conducted Africa, this searing play is an engrossing and uncommonly human story told with humor and revealing the immeasurable loss and hopelessness war, yet finding affirmation in life and hope.