Lynn Nottage's Ruined finds life amid atrocity in the Congo
It's a venomous atmosphere dispelled strategically, here and there, in merciful moments of humor, tentative affection, and bursts of lovely, joyful song delivered by Sophie (backed by an understated but terrific pair of musicians acting as Mama's house band: Adesoji Odukogbe and Alvin Terry). This dynamic — the contrast between the memory and promise of happiness contained in the music, and the toxic physical and mental forces bearing down on the characters — might be Ruined's most tangible illustration of the perversion of life by war.
Through April 10
Berkeley Rep, Roda Theatre
2025 Addison, Berk.
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