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Danai Gurira

Published by Dramatists Play Service

0 Male 5 Female

A chilling and surprisingly funny portrait of transformation and renewal

Set against the Liberian civil war, the captive wives of a Liberian rebel officer form a hardscrabble sisterhood

And 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?

With wit, compassion, and defiance, this gripping play unearths the wreckage of war and celebrates the women who navigate and survive the most hostile of circumstances


"Riveting A gut-wrenching saga told with poignancy and wit" ~ Variety

"A surprisingly vivacious portrait of helplessness, of the entirely human impulse to adapt conveyed with a lovely authority, at times even a whimsicality. [In this] authentic-feeling production, [Danai Gurira's] tight-knit kinship with these characters comes across as if she shared the stage with them" ~ Washington Post

"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

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