Photo Flash: RUINED at Manhattan Theatre Club

January 29
9:21 AM 2009

The Manhattan Theatre Club's (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) and Goodman Theatre's (Robert Falls, Artistic Director; Roche Schulfer, Executive Director) acclaimed co-production of RUINED, written by Lynn Nottage and directed by Kate Whoriskey began previews last week at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). The limited engagement will open Tuesday, February 10.

RUINED features Quincy Tyler Bernstine (The Misanthrope at NYTW), Cherise Boothe (King Hedley II at Signature), Chris Chalk (MTC's Defiance), Saidah Arrika Ekulona (Well, Nottage's Fabulation) William Jackson Harper (Queens Boulevard), Chiké Johnson (The Crucible at Steppenwolf), Russell Gebert Jones (Our Lady of 121st Street), Simon Shabantu Kashama (Ruined at the Goodman), two-time Emmyâ Award winner Kevin Mambo ("The Guiding Light"), Tom Mardirosian (Wonderful Town, HBO's "Oz"), Ron McBee (The Colored Museum) and Condola Rashad (Pearl at The Kennedy Center).

RUINED played an extended engagement at the Goodman's Owen Theatre where it opened to rave reviews for Nottage's play, the ensemble cast, and director Kate Whoriskey.

For more information on Manhattan Theatre Club, please visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.

Photos by Joan Marcus

Photo Flash: RUINED at Manhattan Theatre Club
Saidah Arrika Ekulona as 'Mama Nadi' and Condola Rashad as 'Sophie'

Photo Flash: RUINED at Manhattan Theatre Club
Saidah Arrika Ekulona as 'Mama Nadi' and Russell Gebert Jones as 'Christian'

Photo Flash: RUINED at Manhattan Theatre Club
Saidah Arrika Ekulona as 'Mama Nadi' and Quincy Tyler Bernstine as 'Salima'

Photo Flash: RUINED at Manhattan Theatre Club
Condola Rashad as 'Sophie' and Quincy Tyler Bernstine as 'Salima'

Photo Flash: RUINED at Manhattan Theatre Club
Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Chilke Johnson and William Jackson Harper

Photo Flash: RUINED at Manhattan Theatre Club
Condola Rashad, Cherise Boothe and Quincy Tyler Bernstine

Photo Flash: RUINED at Manhattan Theatre Club
Saidah Arrika Ekulona as 'Mama Nadi' and Kevin Mambo as 'Commander Osembenga'

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