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New role Lupita Nyong'o to make NYC stage debut with 'Eclipsed' Off-Broadway

Nyong’o, 32, will play “The Girl” in what the theater called “a powerful story of survival and resilience” about women finding and testing their own strength in a hostile world

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Lupita Nyong’o

Oscar winning actress, Lupita Nyong'o will lead the Public Theater's Off-Broadway production of 'Eclipsed'.

The 32-year-old A-lister actress will make her New York stage debut in the production penned by 'The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira, E! Online reported.

The 12 Years A Slave star, Nyong’o, 32, will play “The Girl” in what the theater called “a powerful story of survival and resilience” about women finding and testing their own strength in a hostile world.

It would also be the NYC premiere of the play, which is set during the Liberian Civil War and follows the captive wives of a rebel officer.

Gurira has written a brilliant play, ripped from the headlines that looked at the terrible conflicts in post-colonial Africa with an eye that was both incisive and deeply compassionate said Public Theater artistic director, Oskar Eustis said in a statement.

They were delighted to welcome the extraordinary Nyong'o in the vitally important play, he added.

Previews will begin in September end with October 14 as opening night.

Lupita shared the news via Instagram captioned, "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".

 

 

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