Lupita Nyong’o Will Make Her New York Stage Debut This Fall, in a Play Written by The Walking Dead’s Michonne

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Lupita Nyong’o is headed Off Broadway! 2013’s breakout star is set to make her New York stage debut when she stars in Eclipsed, a 2009 play written by The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira, later this year. The play, directed by Lisel Tommy, is described as a “feminist reading” of the Second Liberian Civil War. Set in 2003, Eclipsed follows a group of women who are abducted and made the wives of a rebel commander. The show will begin previews on September 29 and will run at the Public Theater from October 14 to November 8.

Lupita Nyong’o Is Coming to the New York Stage