Friday, July 31, 2015

#AfricanWomenRock - Lupita Nyong'o to star in play written by Danai Gurira

This is so exciting!

Our African superstars - Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira are working together on a new play that will open this fall at the city's Public Theater.

This will mark the New York City debut of both Lupita and the play, which was previously performed in 2009 in Washington, D.C. and New Haven, Connecticut.

Eclipsed is set during the Second Liberian Civil War (between 1999 and 2003) and focuses on a group of women who are the wives - and prisoners - of a rebel officer.

Their already chaotic world is disturbed even more when a new woman arrives

“Danai Gurira has written a brilliant play, ripped from the headlines, that looks at the terrible conflicts in post-colonial Africa with an eye that is both incisive and deeply compassionate,” Artistic Director Oskar Eustis said in a statement. “A feminist reading of the Liberian Civil War, a war that was ended by women, Eclipsed is both heart-breaking and profoundly life-affirming. We are delighted to welcome the extraordinary Lupita Nyong’o to The Public in this vitally important play.”

The show is set to begin on September 29 and run through November 8
The show is set to begi September 29 and run through November 8.ovember 8.
I am absolutely going to check this play out. Can't wait!

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