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Lupita Nyong’o Star actress makes New York stage debut with ‘Eclipsed’

Scheduled to start with previews on September 29, 2015 at the Public Theater, Nyong’o has been billed to perform in the Liberian war drama entitled Eclipsed which opens on October 14, 2015.

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Lupita Nyong'o is scheduled to appear on New York Stage for Eclipsed play

Lupita Nyong'o is scheduled to appear on New York Stage for Eclipsed

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Star actress, Lupita Nyong’o will be making her stage debut in New York courtesy Zimbabwean-American playwright/actress, Danai Gurira.

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Scheduled to start with previews on September 29, 2015 at the Public Theater, Nyong’o has been billed to perform in the Liberian war drama entitled Eclipsed which opens on October 14, 2015.

Reports say the Off Broadway production will be directed by the South African born, Liesl Tommy.

Set in 1993 during the country’s first civil war, the play centers around a group of four women being held captive by a rebel officer with Nyong’o playing the role of ‘The Girl’ in the play.

Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, Eclipsed reveals distinct women who must discover their own means of survival in this deeply felt portrait of women finding and testing their own strength in a hostile world of horrors not of their own making.

‘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,’ artistic director Oskar Eustis said in a press statement.

In the words of Nyong'o, 'Exciting news: I am getting back to the STAGE! This Fall, catch me at The Public Theater for my New York debut in Danai Gurira's play, ECLIPSED, directed by Liesl Tommy. SEPT 29TH to NOV 8TH.'

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