Lupita Nyong’o will soon be heading to New York to star in Eclipsed, an off-Broadway play written by The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira.
Eclipsed takes place in post-colonial Africa, and it follows the journey of a group of women who are abducted and forced to become the wives of a rebel commander near the end of the Liberian Civil War in 2003.
Oskar Eustis, the Public Theatre’s artistic director described the play as, "A feminist reading of the Liberian Civil War, a war that was ended by women, Eclipsed is both heartbreaking and profoundly life-affirming. We are delighted to welcome the extraordinary Lupita Nyong'o to 'The Public' in this vitally important play," in a press statement.
The war drama will be directed by Liesl Tommy, and it will mark Nyong’o’s New York stage debut.
Eclipsed will preview at the city’s Public Theatre on September 29 with an official press opening on October 14.
Nyong’o is also preparing for her role for the highly anticipated film Star Wars: The Force Awakens which comes to theaters in December.