Lupita Nyong'o Will Star in New Play From ‘Walking Dead' Star Danai Gurira

Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) will make her New York stage debut this fall in a new play from Danai Gurira, best known to audiences as Michonne in AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”

A drama about the Liberian Civil War, “Eclipsed” begins previews at The Public Theater on Sept. 29, with a limited engagement running through Nov. 8. The play officially opens Oct. 14.

“Eclipsed” tells the story of a fragile community of captive wives during the war, who band together as a means for survival, until a new girl arrives and threatens to upset their balance.

South African born Liesl Tommy will direct. She previously directed “The Good Negro” and “The Urban Retreat” at The Public.

Tickets are now available for members. Single tickets, starting at $80, will be available to the general public starting Aug. 6. Visit for more information.

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