Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Check out first look photos of Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o in the New York stage production of Eclipsed, which began previews earlier this week at the Public Theater.

As previously reported, the show is set in 2003 at the end of the civil war in Liberia and follows a group of women who are captives of rebels fighting the government.  The production is written by noted actress and star of The Walking Dead, Danai Gurira.


Akosua Busia with Lupita Nyong’o

Joining Nyong’o on stage are Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Atlanta’s own, Saycon Sengbloh.  The show is also directed by Liesl Tommy and runs through November 8 with opening night slated for October 14.

Next up for Nyong’o is Star Wars: Episode  VII – The Force Awakens, The Queen of Katwe  and  The Jungle Book.

See more photos below:


Lupita Nyong’o with Zainab Jah


Lupita Nyong’o with Saycon Sengbloh


Pascale ArmandSaycon Sengbloh and Lupita Nyong’o

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