Lupita Nyong'o regresa a Broadway
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Lupita Nyong’o ya regresó a Broadway. Tras ganar el Oscar por la cinta 12 Years a Slave en 2014, la actriz regresa al teatro como protagonista de Eclipsed, una obra que cuenta la historia de supervivencia de algunas mujeres en Liberia.

“Es una obra de mujeres en circunstancias inimaginables en la que cada una tiene la oportunidad de contar su propia historia”, explicó la artista en una reciente entrevista con Variety. En la misma publicación agregó: “Estoy muy feliz de ser parte de este proyecto porque refleja nuestros tiempos… Creo que lo que estas conversaciones reflejan es el hambre y el deseo que existe de que el mundo del cine, el teatro y la televisión reflejen la realidad en la que vivimos, la cual es diversa”, sentenció.

Happy Opening to us! @eclipsedbway A few things to know before you see ECLIPSED (Part 1): 1. This is my Broadway debut! Such a thrill. I can’t believe it. 2. We are the first play on Broadway to be written, directed and performed by ALL WOMEN. Making history!  3. Liberia is a country on the West African coast that was founded by freed and free-born African-Americans, and was thus a colony of the United States'. 4. The play takes place during the Second Liberian Civil War when the Women’s Peace Movement helped bring an end to the war in 2003 through nonviolence movements, including a sex strike. 5. Leymah Gbowee, who started the initiative won the Nobel Peace Prize! 6. I first played my character as an understudy in Drama School. I never went on, and I promised myself back then that I would play "The Girl" some day, somehow, somewhere, so it’s mindblowing to get to do it on Broadway.

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La pieza, que se exhibe en el teatro John Golden de la Gran Manzana, está basada en la novela de Danai Gurira, que lleva el mismo nombre y tiene lugar en la guerra civil de Liberia, donde todo era difícil para las parejas de los rebeldes.

Things to know before you see ECLIPSED (Part 2) @eclipsedbway: 7. The Liberian constitution flag were modeled after the United States’. The flag contains one star. This is why Liberia is called Africa’s Lone Star state. 8. Liberia is Africa's oldest republic. The capital city is Monrovia, named after American President James Monroe. 9. Being in the play is an emotionally intense experience for me, and it means a lot to me to see your bright faces afterwards at the stage door each night. Thank you! 10. Some of the countries represented in our cast and crew are: Kenya, Liberia, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Ghana, USA, Zimbabwe, South Africa & Philippines. 11. Before the curtain goes up, you can typically find me knitting backstage! It helps calm the nerves🙂 12. The play opens today, March 6th! AAAH! Visit EclipsedBroadway.com to get tickets. See you there!

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Nyong’o, quien siempre se ha descrito como una “niña de teatro” ya que fue en las tablas donde debutó como actriz, recientemente formó parte del elenco de la película Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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