Synopsis

Eclipsed

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Danai Gurira

Published by Dramatists Play Service

0 Male 5 Female

A chilling and surprisingly funny portrait of transformation and renewal

Set against the Liberian civil war, the captive wives of a Liberian rebel officer form a hardscrabble sisterhood

And with the arrival of a new girl who can read - and the return of an old one who can kill - their possibilities are quickly transformed

Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, these defiant survivors ask:

When the fog of battle lifts, could a different destiny emerge?

With wit, compassion, and defiance, this gripping play unearths the wreckage of war and celebrates the women who navigate and survive the most hostile of circumstances

REVIEWS

"Riveting A gut-wrenching saga told with poignancy and wit" ~ Variety

"A surprisingly vivacious portrait of helplessness, of the entirely human impulse to adapt conveyed with a lovely authority, at times even a whimsicality. [In this] authentic-feeling production, [Danai Gurira's] tight-knit kinship with these characters comes across as if she shared the stage with them" ~ Washington Post

"Stirring and sobering, and funnier than you'd expect a deeply felt portrait of women in extremis, finding and testing their own strength" ~ Washington City Paper

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