Lupita Nyong'o to make theatre debut with Danai Gurira's play

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o will star in Public Theater's Broadway production "Eclipsed".

Lupita Nyong'o to make theatre debut with Danai Gurira's play

Los Angeles: Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o will star in Public Theater's Broadway production "Eclipsed".

The play is written by Danai Gurira, who is know as samurai sword-wielding Michonne on "The Walking Dead", reported E!Online.

Nyong'o, 32, will make her New York stage debut in the production, which is also the play's NYC premiere.

"Eclipsed" is set during the Liberian Civil War and follows the captive wives of a rebel officer.

"Danai Gurira has written a brilliant play, ripped from the headlines, that looks at the terrible conflicts in post-colonial Africa with an eye that is both incisive and deeply compassionate," Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis said in a statement.

"A feminist reading of the Liberian Civil War, a war that was ended by women, Eclipsed is both heart-breaking and profoundly life-affirming. We are delighted to welcome the extraordinary Lupita Nyong'o to The Public in this vitally important play," the statement added.

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