TCG Publishes Eclipsed

 

PRESS CONTACTS: Gus Schulenburg, gschulenburg@tcg.org, 212-609-5941 | Salma S. Zohdi, szohdi@tcg.org, 212-609-5955

 

NEW YORK, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of the revised edition of Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed. The world premiere of Eclipsed was in the fall of 2009 at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, with several subsequent productions in regional theatres across the country. The play received its Off-Broadway premiere at The Public Theater in the fall of 2015, with a subsequent Broadway transfer in February 2016. In 2016, the play was nominated for several Tony Awards, including Best Play.

 

“Soul-searing...shines with a compassion that makes us see beyond the suffering to the indomitable humanity of its characters.”
—Charles Isherwood, New York Times


 

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 chilling and humanizing story of transformation and renewal in a hostile world of horrors not of their own making.

 

Eclipsed is a major achievement...It’s shattering in part because, while the Liberian civil war finally ended, the struggle continues in a ravished human landscape. We can do little more than bear witness something this miraculous play helps boldly to accomplish.”

—Jeremy Gerard, Deadline

 

Danai Gurira is an award-winning Zimbabwean American actor and playwright. Her plays include In the Continuum, The Convert, Familiar, and Eclipsed. As an actor, she is best known for her role as Michonne on AMC’s The Walking Dead. She is the co-founder of Almasi Collaborative Arts, and founder of LOVE OUR GIRLS: a campaign bringing awareness to injustices faced by women and girls throughout the world (Visit: www.logpledge.org)

 

For over 50 years, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, has existed to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre. TCG’s constituency has grown from a handful of groundbreaking theatres to nearly 700 Member Theatres and Affiliate organizations and more than 12,000 individuals nationwide. TCG offers its members networking and knowledge-building opportunities through conferences, events, research and communications; awards grants, approximately $2 million per year, to theatre companies and individual artists; advocates on the federal level; and serves as the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute, connecting its constituents to the global theatre community. TCG is North America’s largest independent trade publisher of dramatic literature, with 14 Pulitzer Prizes for Best Play on the TCG booklist. It also publishes the award-winning American Theatre magazine and ARTSEARCH®, the essential source for a career in the arts. In all of its endeavors, TCG seeks to increase the organizational efficiency of its member theatres, cultivate and celebrate the artistic talent and achievements of the field and promote a larger public understanding of, and appreciation for, the theatre. www.tcg.org.

 


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