"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them." – William Shakespeare
A Pulitzer Prize – winning play by Lynne Nottage. Ruined is a reflection of the fight for survival in a small mining town located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mama Nadi, runs the local brothel to survive in this tropical town located in the Ituri rain forest. This mining town is the epicenter of a civil war which only ignites hostility and conflict. Rival factions of militia and rebels bring war and poverty to this struggling town. Mama Nadi is left to provide a home and means to survive for those who have no voice. Join us for a powerful performance, that honors the struggles many face in the world, desperately seeking a better life.
Directed by Nick Garcia
Written by Lynn Nottage
Performances at the
California Theater, Downtown Pittsburg
Wednesday, December 2 at 7 PM
Thursday, December 3 at 7 PM
Friday, December 4 at 7 PM
Saturday, December 5 at 7 PM
$15 General Admission
$12 with student or military ID
$10 with high school or middle school ID
Each semester the Drama Program produces 2 main stage productions. Auditions for both shows are held during the first week of classes and are held in the Little Theatre. Students should also register in one of the production classes held during that semester.
Those courses are: Drama 50, Drama 51, and Drama 52.
In addition to the 2 main stage productions the department produces around 10 gallery shows throughout the year through either the acting courses or the drama club Shenanigans.