A new play called Eclipsed starring Academy Award winning Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years A Slave) winds down a very successful run at New York's John Golden Theatre after transferring from its sold-out run at The Public Theatre last year. This moving piece of theatre began its Broadway run on February 23 and closes on June 19, 2016.
Eclipsed on Broadway is a play that is written by Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), a Zimbabwean-American writer and actress and deals with the second civil war in Liberia. In this war torn African country during 2003 we witness captive wives of a rebel war officer and the peace worker who tries to help them during their trying times. The country has seen its better days for sure and Eclipsed tells us of four of the women held captive and the vicious leader who fights against the current government. The play depicts the women as they deal with intense abuse and humiliation at the hands of those that hold them captive. It's a moving story indeed as we see some of the women as being courageous as others unfortunately succumbing to the depressing situation. Throughout the show, as trying as the times are for these women, the writer manages to interject some humor as the hope is that the war will soon end.
I'm interested in seeing if Eclipsed will win the Tony Award for Best Play of the 2015-2016 Broadway season. The nominations come out on May 3, 2016 so stayed tuned. The show has already garnered 6 Tony nominations. Have a look below.
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