by Danai Gurira
directed by Liesl Tommy
Featuring Company members:
Bessie (Liz Femi Wilson), Girl (Ayesha Ngaujah), Helena (Uzo Aduba), Maima (Jessica Frances Dukes), Rita (Dawn Ursula)
The captive wives of a Liberian rebel officer form a hardscrabble sisterhood, their lives set on a nightmarish detour by civil war. With the arrival of a new girl who can read – and the return of an old one who can kill – their possibilities are quickly transformed. Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, these defiant survivors ask: when the fog of battle lifts, could a different destiny emerge?
August 31 – September 27, 2009