I finally saw the Broadway play, Eclipsed.
Written by actress, Danai Gurira (seen in The Walking Dead and Mother of George, Andrew Dosunmu’s dazzling film) and directed by Liesl Tommy, the play tells the story of the Liberian Civil War from the perspective of five women.
After its successful run at the Public Theater, the play opened at the Golden Theater. Not only is this the first time in Broadway history that women entirely run a production, but it is run by Black women. This season, it is also the only new play written by a woman.
Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o is a member of the remarkable cast, in the lead role but the other talents are impressive as well: Pascale Armand, Akous Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh.
The powerful script is well rendered by the impeccable interpretation of these women that we would love to see more often and on the big screen.
If you are in New York or are just passing through, I recommend you see it!
Translated by Alberta Wilson