The Public Theater presents the Broadway transfer of 'Eclipsed.' Set in 2003 during the Liberian civil war, it is the story of four captive wives of a rebel officer. Starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o. More…
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. Faced with a hostile world, the women must find and test their inner strength.
See it if you like to expand your horizons.The setting is harrowing, but the women are familiar. Plotting is spotty, but the overall effect is strong.
Don't see it if you get upset by dark, painful stories. The heavy accents can be hard to decipher. Many of the jokes are too easy.
See it if You like great acting and stories that are serious and help you understand what's happening in the world.
Don't see it if You're looking for a simple fun night. This is a serious piece of work.
See it if you want to see some fine acting in a very well-written play that proves that the theatre still has the power to challenge and stir.
Don't see it if you have a weak stomach for violence. (Although I think this is a play everyone should see, despite the difficulty of the subject matter.)
See it if you're interested in a show with an important message, great writing, or masterful performances. This is a heavy show with humor mixed in.
Don't see it if you'd rather see a light-hearted, feel-good spectacle.
See it if You want to see an excellent ensemble piece. Fantastic acting.
Don't see it if You want to see something light. It is about a serious topic although there are some humorous moments. Not for kids.
See it if You want to see a fine new playwright's work about an important subject that's incredibly well acted.
Don't see it if You're not interested in darker fare dealing with tough subject matter.
See it if The talent, story and direction are extraordinary, only to be usurped by the strength these women show in a brutal, oppressive atmosphere.
Don't see it if you're looking for a light, entertaining show.
See it if You enjoy intense stories with strong female characters that make you think and open your eyes.
Don't see it if You are looking for light-hearted comedy. This is a story of the realities of war.
See it if you want to see a fine ensemble portraying a memorable group of Liberian women living under terrible conditions.
Don't see it if you like your theater light and fluffy.
See it if You want to see great acting and a story that we all need to hear. It is gut wrenching and touching and funny all at the same time.
Don't see it if Jersey Boys is your idea of high entertainment.
See it if you're interested in the plight of women in Liberia and other African nations & can appreciate a sometimes funny take on a brutal situation.
Don't see it if you want easy answers, have trouble with African dialects, or have a problem with an all black, all female, all amazingly talented cast.
See it if you want to learn about the Liberian Civil War through a profound profiling of four female characters, appreciate diversity and great acting
Don't see it if you're like the two ladies who sat behind me and complained during intermission about not understanding the Liberian accents
See it if You enjoy poignant storytelling based on reality with great acting.
Don't see it if you wish to see Lupita "NOSHOW" Nyong'o as she is frequently out. Her understudy should get the Tony nod.
See it if a taut, involving drama about the ravages of war that seamlessly integrates moments of humor appeals to you. Superb performances, A+ writing
Don't see it if you hate outstanding, unforgettable theatre experiences.
See it if You are ready for a provocative and demanding experience with remarkable actors who take you to the danger they face.
Don't see it if Not for children.
See it if An acting tour de force for all involved, this is an intense, graphic, emotional story of four captive women during the Liberian civil war.
Don't see it if The heavy accents add authenticity but are sometimes hard to follow. This is an intense play; not for those who prefer a light experience.
See it if You want to experience a different type of play.It is a powerful production with a terrific cast.
Don't see it if You may not be interested in the subject matter. I would suggest researching the plot prior to purchasing tickets.
See it if What does it mean to live under the rule of a military dictator? When you are a woman and a captive? Beyond understanding. Great acting.
Don't see it if Avoid this play if you cannot bear the pain of reality.
See it if you aren't afraid to be challenged and are looking for a diverse range of stories.
Don't see it if you are expecting your standard African story.
See it if You want to see some amazing talent, with a cast that allows you to intimately know the characters. Just wonderful!
Don't see it if You want a large-scale, lavish production, or if you do not like shows depicting the plight of women during wartime in Liberia.