Lupita Nyong'o Will Star in an Off Broadway Play About Liberian Women


Lupita Nyong’o is starring in her first off Broadway stage production, Eclipsed. Adding to the fact that it’s a feminist work, it’s a play written by Danai Gurira, the actress who plays badass Michonne on The Walking Dead.

Eclipsed—which originally premiered in 2009 in Washington, D.C.—centers around a group of women being held captive during the Liberian civil war.

According to The New York Times:

Set in 2003 near the end of the civil war in Liberia, the play is about a group of women who are captives of rebels fighting the government. In a statement the Public Theater’s artistic director, Oskar Eustis, called the work a “feminist reading” of the African conflict that is “both heart-breaking and profoundly life-affirming.”

The play will run from October 14 through November 8 at the Public Theater in New York, with previews starting September 29. Let’s do drinks when you’re in town, Lupita?

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