BWW TV: ECLIPSED Playwright Danai Gurira Dedicates Performance to Rescued Amina Ali
Just yesterday, Eclipsed playwright and star of "The Walking Dead" Danai Gurira appeared onstage for a special curtain call at today's matinee of Eclipsed to dedicate the performance to Amina Ali, the Nigerian schoolgirl who escaped and was rescued from the Boko Haram late yesterday after 764 days in captivity.
As previously announced, Eclipsed has been dedicating each performance to the abducted and still missing 219 schoolgirls of Chibok, Northern Nigeria and girls all around the world. At each curtain call, the performance is dedicated-by name-to two of the girls abducted from the Chibok School by the Boko Haram in April 2014, an international tragedy which spawned the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. This initiative was recently launched at Eclipsed when Bono surprised the audience by taking the stage and dedicating the performance to two specific girls still missing from the tragedy.
Set in Liberia, Danai Gurira's Eclipsed is now on Broadway direct from its sold-out, critically acclaimed production at The Public Theater last fall. Eclipsed is the story of five extraordinary women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia. They forge a close-knit community... one that inspires them to feats of increasingly greater strength. Eclipsed marks the first production in Broadway history to feature an all-female cast, playwright and director. The critically-acclaimed production is a limited engagement through June 19th. Eclipsed was recently nominated for 6 Tony Awards including Best Play.
Video courtesy of Eclipsed on Broadway