Final extension announced for Public Theater's Eclipsed


The Public Theater has announced a second and final extension for its upcoming production of Eclipsed, written by Danai Gurira and directed by Liesl Tommy, which begins previews at the Public's LuEsther Theater on 29 September 2015, before an official opening on 14 October, with a limited run now through to 29 November 2015.

Synopsis: "Amid the chaos of the Liberian Civil War, the captive wives of a rebel officer band together to form a fragile community - until the balance of their lives is upset by the arrival of a new girl. 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."

The cast is led by Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o who will be making her NY stage debut as 'The Girl' alongside Pascale Armand (Bessie), Akosua Busia (Rita), Zainab Jah (Maimi) and Saycon Sengbloh (Helena).

The creative team behind Eclipsed features scenic and costume design by Clint Ramos, lighting design by Jen Schriever, original music and sound design by Broken Chord, and voice and dialect coaching by Beth McGuire.

Lupita Nyong'o's stage credits include 'The Winter's Tale,' 'Uncle Vanya,' 'The Taming of the Shrew,' and 'Elijah.' She won the Academy Award in 2014 for "12 Years a Slave." Her upcoming film credits include "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens," "Queen of Katwe," and "The Jungle Book."

- by Tom Millward

Lupita Nyong'o