Lupita Nyong’o triumphs in Broadway play ‘Eclipsed’


By Grace Maina

KBC Radio_KICD Timetable

The luminous Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o shines again during her Broadway performance in the play ‘Eclipsed’ written by Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira.

The play depicts the role played by women in the 2003 Liberian civil war where sex slavery and genocide topics were highly attributed.

Lupita plays 15-year-old No. 4, the newest fourth “wife” of a rebel commander, she spends her days in a bullet-pocked shack alongside No. 1 (Saycon Sengbloh) and No. 3 (Pascale Armand).

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Tickets for the show being featured at the Public Theatre in New York were bought by many having a sold out run last year.

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Despite her spectacular performance from her debut on ‘12 Years a Slave’ Ms Nyongo has yet again wowed various critics on her performance in ‘Eclipsed.’

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The New York Times said that it was fulsome in its praise describing her as “one of the most radiant young actors to be seen on Broadway in recent seasons”.

ABC News said she “soared” in her role and Entertainment weekly described her as “captivating to watch”.

Lupita took on to twitter days before the opening of the play giving 12 points on what she thought as she took on the role and giving more insight on what the play was about.

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On the 6th point she wrote, “Being in the play is an emotionally intense experience for me and it means a lot to me to see your bright faces afterwards at the stage door each night. Thank you.”


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