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VIDEO: ECLIPSED's Lupita Nyong'o Pulls April Fools Day Prank on Cast-Mates

The five remarkable actors who make up the superb acting ensemble of Danai Gurira's heart-wrenching drama, ECLIPSED, have a demanding job to do eight times a week, portraying five remarkable women who each have their own way of dealing with the abuse directed at them in war-torn Liberia.

Despite its subject matter, humor is of great importance in ECLIPSED, as a defense against an annihilation of the spirit. So on occasion a playful joke, like the one Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o pulled on her cast-mates on April Fools' Day is a welcome relief. That is, if you're not on the receiving end.

The new American play Eclipsed opened on Broadway March 6th, 2016 at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street). Along with Lupita Nyong'o, the play also stars Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh and is directed by Liesl Tommy.

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. Directed by South African-born Liesl Tommy (The Good Negro, Appropriate), Eclipsed is a stirring tale of hope, humor and resilience-and the only new play by a woman on Broadway this season.

Watch my most successful April Fools Day prank EVER on the cast and crew of Eclipsed on Broadway!! #AprilFools - best day of the year, really.

Posted by Lupita Nyong'o on Saturday, April 2, 2016

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