Ruined Setting

Lynn Nottage
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Mama Nadi's Bar

The business run by protagonist Mama Nadi is part bar, part brothel. The action of the play is set almost entirely in the part of the ramshackle structure where business is done, with some key scenes playing out in the business's living quarters, established as being behind the main building.

The Mining Town

Mama Nadi's business is in a small mining town - a cluster of living quarters for miners and small businesses that market supplies to them. Given that the military conflict surrounding the bar and the characters that inhabit it is based in issues of control over natural resources (i.e. what emerges from the local mine), this particular aspect of the play's setting is perhaps more directly related to its plot (i.e. events that are triggered to some degree by that military conflict) than other elements.

The Jungle

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