Lupita Nyongo to make theatre debut

first_imgNyong’o, 32, will make her New York stage debut in the production, which is also the play’s NYC premiere.Eclipsed is set during the Liberian Civil War and follows the captive wives of a rebel officer. “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,” Public Theater 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 Lupita Nyong’o to The Public in this vitally important play,” the statement added.last_img

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