Lupita To Star In Danai Gurira’s Play

Oscar-award winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has landed a role in a play written by Zimbabwe’s Danai Gurira.

Lupita Nyong'o announces she is on Danai Gurira's Eclipsed PIC: Artist Instagram

Lupita Nyong’o announces she is on Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed PIC: Artist Instagram

Eclipsed is a play set in the second Liberian Civil War and focuses on a group of women who are wives as well as prisoners of a rebel officer.

The play and Nyong’o debut in New York City and the run from 9 September to 8 November. It will be staged at the Public and will be directed by Liesl Tommy

Nyong’o sounded excited:

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. More info:
#nobusinesslikeshowbusiness#theheartofthematter @liesltommy@danaijekesaigurira @publictheaterny

Gurira has staged some of her plays in Zimbabwe such as The Convert and In The Continuum. She also performed in the latter.

THEATRE REVIEW: Danai Gurira’s ‘The Convert’
AUDIO: Danai Gurira talks The Convert
THEATRE REVIEW: In The Continuum
Danai Gurira’s ‘In The Continuum’ To Go On National Tour

We’re excited. More than just Walking Dead hein…