New York Premier Of Play "ECLIPSED" With Lupita Nyong’o Extended To Nov 29

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The Public Theater --Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham-- announced a final extension for the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, written by Danai Gurira.

Directed by Obie Award winner Liesl Tommy and featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o in her New York stage debut, this powerful story of survival and resilience begins previews at The Public Theater Tuesday, September 29 and was originally extended through Sunday, November 15. It will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 29 with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14.

Free tickets to the first preview on Tuesday, September 29 are available now via TodayTix mobile lottery. Winners will be notified by email and push notifications between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the day of the first preview. Winners must confirm their winning tickets in the TodayTix app within one hour of being notified. Continuing The Public’s mission to make great theater accessible to all, The Public’s First Preview “Free for All” returns this season. In partnership with TodayTix, New York’s premiere theater ticket app, free tickets to the first preview on Tuesday, September 29 will be available beginning September 23, via TodayTix mobile lottery.

Public Theater Member and single tickets, starting at $90, can be accessed now by calling (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at Astor Place at 425 Lafayette Street. The Library at The Public is open nightly for food and drinks, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and Joe’s Pub at The Public continues to offer some of the best music in the city.

The complete cast of ECLIPSED features Pascale Armand (Bessie), Akosua Busia (Rita), Zainab Jah (Maima), Lupita Nyong’o (Girl), and Saycon Sengbloh (Helena).


Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave) comes to The Public in the New York premiere of ECLIPSED, the stunning, deeply moving play by award-winning Zimbabwean-American Playwright/Actress, Danai Gurira (co-author of In the Continuum and Michonne on AMC's hit series "The Walking Dead"). Amid the chaos of the Liberian Civil War, the captive wives of a rebel officer band together to form a fragile community – until the balance of their lives is upset by the arrival of a new girl. Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, ECLIPSED reveals distinct women who must discover their own means of survival in this deeply felt portrait of women finding and testing their own strength in a hostile world of horrors not of their own making.

South African born Liesl Tommy (Appropriate and The Public’s The Good Negro) directs this magnificent story of survival and resilience.

ECLIPSED features scenic and costume design by Clint Ramos; lighting design by Jen Schriever; original music and sound design by Broken Chord; and voice and dialect by Beth McGuire.

TICKET INFORMATION
ECLIPSED will begin previews in The Public’s LuEsther Theater on Tuesday, September 29. It will now run a final two weeks through Sunday, November 29, with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 14.


Public Theater Member tickets, and single tickets, starting at $90, are available now and can be accessed by calling (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.

Free tickets to the first preview on Tuesday, September 29 will be available via TodayTix mobile lottery, launching Tuesday, September 22. Winners will be notified by email and push notifications between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the day of the first preview. Winners must confirm their winning tickets in the TodayTix app within one hour of being notified. A limited number of tickets will also be distributed, beginning at 12:00 p.m., via lottery in the lobby of The Public Theater at Astor Place at 425 Lafayette Street.

The performance schedule is Tuesdays through Fridays at 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. (There is an additional performance on Monday, October 19 and Wednesday, November 25 at 2:00 p.m. The performance on Thursday, October 8 is at 7:00 p.m. There is no 2:00 p.m. performance on Saturday, October 3; and no performance on Tuesday, October 20 and Thursday, November 26). Please check The Public Theater website for the most up-to-date performance schedule.

The Library at The Public is open nightly for food and drinks, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and Joe’s Pub at The Public continues to offer some of the best music in the city. For more information, visit www.publictheater.org

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