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September 29 - November 29

LuEsther Hall

Member tickets:
September 29 – October 11: $60
October 15 – November 8: $70
November 10 - November 29: $80
Non-Member tickets start at $90 + fees

Running time: Approximately 2 hrs and 15 mins.

There will be no late seating for this production.

Free for all First Performance: Tuesday, September 29

"SHATTERING. A RIVETING, SUPERBLY ACTED PRODUCTION with terrific roles for five women. LUPITA NYONG’O’s tremendously accomplished performance CUTS TO THE BONE. The SUPERLATIVE PERFORMANCES from all five actors, under LIESL TOMMY’s sensitive direction, draw us deeply into the lives of the women. DETAILED and PAINFULLY MOVING with moments of warmth and even humor, DANAI GURIRA’S ECLIPSED flickers with glimmers of LIGHT, HUMANITY and HOPE. At its conclusion, that last emotion finally breaks through forcefully, like A PIERCING SHAFT OF SUNLIGHT BREAKING THROUGH A CLOUDBURST.”
–The New York Times (CRITICS’ PICK)

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 "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.

Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey, Paula Marie Black, Willette Klausner, and Michael Magers generously provided support for this production.

TodayTix $10 Lottery

During the run of ECLIPSED, a pair of tickets will be available for each regular performance for $10 per ticket, beginning on September 30. The lottery will begin each day at midnight for the performance that same day, and winners will be notified three to four hours before show time. Winners will make the payment in the TodayTix app and collect the tickets at the box office.

Public Theater Lottery

As part of The Public’s continued mission to make theater accessible, for all performances beginning November 17 through November 29, a limited number of $20 tickets will be available via lottery in The Public Theater lobby. Lottery entries begin at 5:30 p.m. for 8:00 p.m. shows and 11:30 a.m. for 2:00 p.m. shows. Winners will be drawn 30 minutes later. Lottery tickets are cash only, with a limit of two tickets per person


Full price standby tickets may become available on the day of the performance. We will take a limited waiting list for 1 or 2 tickets per person on the day of the performance, when the box office opens. You will then be asked to return to a designated area in the lobby a half hour before the performance begins. The Public Theater lobby opens to the public at 7am on weekdays and 9am on weekends. The Taub Box Office opens at 2pm or one hour prior to matinee performances.

All orders subject to $5 per ticket service fee and $2 per ticket facility fee. Service fees are waived when you buy in person at the Box Office. All fees are waived for Public Theater Members and Partners. Plays, titles, actors, directors, programs, venues, and performance dates and times are subject to change.

New York Premiere
Written by Danai Gurira
Directed by Liesl Tommy

Featuring Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah, Lupita Nyong’o, and Stacey Sargeant

Scenic and Costume Design Clint Ramos

Lighting Design Jen Schriever

Original Music and Sound Design Broken Chord

Hair, Wig and Makeup Design Cookie Jordan

Voice and Dialect Coach Beth McGuire