Written by Danai Gurira and directed by Liesl Tommy, Eclipsed, which is currently running off-Broadway at the Public, chronicles the ghastly ordeals of “a group of women held captive during the 2003 Liberian civil war.” Page Six reports that the play imagines “how some women might endure captivity and regular rape in squalid, harrowing conditions.” Nyong’o will portray a teenager forced into slavery during the conflict.
As Nate Jones of Vulture suggests, this performance might bring Nyong’o ever closer to the coveted EGOT. And she’s no stranger to theater, having graduated from the Yale School of Drama with performances in both The Winter’s Tale and Uncle Vanya under her belt.
Currently Eclipsed is one of two plays written by women scheduled to appear on a Broadway stage. Previews begin February 23.
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