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Dartmouth Department of Theater

by Danai Gurira

“Riveting…A gut-wrenching saga told with poignancy and wit.” Variety

“Stirring and sobering, and funnier than you'd expect…a deeply felt portrait of women in extremis, finding and testing their own strength.” Washington City Paper

Miranda Haymon, director
Michael Ganio, scenic designer
Laurie Churba, costume designer
Dan Kotlowitz, lighting designer
Sinan Zafar, sound designer
Catherine Darragh ’13, stage manager

This award-winning play by Zimbabwean American actress and playwright Gurira celebrates the women who navigate the nightmare and wreckage of war. In 2003, in the waning days of the Second Liberian Civil War, the captive forced “wives” of a Liberian rebel officer form a hardscrabble sisterhood to take control of their own destiny, drawing on their reserves of defiance, wit and compassion. A chilling, humanizing and surprisingly funny portrait of survival, transformation and renewal.


The Moore Theater

The Top of the Hop Bar will be open 1 hour
prior to all shows in The Moore Theater.
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