Lupita Nyong’o to make theatre debut

Nyong’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.

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