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The African Connection! Lupita Nyong’o to Star in Zimbabwean Actress, Danai Gurira’s Broadway Play – ‘Eclipsed’



Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong'o - BellaNaija - July2015_001

Kenyan actress Lupita Nyongo is set to make her debut in New York in an Off-Broadway production created by Walking Dead star, Zimbabwean actress, Danai Gurira.

The play, titled ‘Eclipsed‘, is a 2009 production written by Danai set during the Liberian Civil War between 1989 – 1996. The story centers around a group of women, wives of rebel officers, who are being held captive. Lupita will play a new woman who enters the group and then triggers a chain of events upon her arrival.

Production of this movie officially starts on 29th September 2015, and the play will officially open on the 14th of October at The Public Theater’s downtown venue.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Jonathan Leibson

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  1. Dolapo

    July 31, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Lupita is under the Black people oscar spell. Winning na oscar has been career killers for colored people. What’s the point of wining an oscar and your phone stops ringing I.e no job offers. Halle Berry, Jamie fox, Monique , that lady from the help (can’t catch her name) etc. all under the oscar curse

    • Spirit

      September 17, 2015 at 11:03 am

      Well, she has three film projects lined up…a quick google check would bring you up to date.

  2. Tunmi

    August 1, 2015 at 12:25 am

    YESSSS!!!!!!! That picture. For the first time, I will definitely make a greater effort to go see a Broadway play

  3. Ruby A

    August 1, 2015 at 2:57 am

    I dont think its a curse. I think they get too choosy when they win Oscars… thinking they must act the ‘perfect’ film, I didnt see it affecting Denzel or Forest Whitaker, Morgan Freeman etc

  4. mimi

    August 3, 2015 at 8:33 am

    At last… Lupita has worn something nice that i can wear myself…..

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