Eclipsed to Open Sunday at Douglas Theatre


September 17, 2009

The West Coast premiere of Danai Gurira’s “Eclipsed” opens Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City

Directed by Robert O’Hara, “Eclipsed,” continues through October 18.

“Eclipsed,” a compelling portrait of transformation and renewal, is set in 2003 during Liberia’s vicious civil war and follows the lives of a rebel commanding officer’s “wives” as the women form a tightly-knit community and struggle for a degree of humanity in a hostile war zone. Their world is soon affected, however, by the arrival of two newcomers and the unceremonious return of a former “wife” turned rebel soldier.

At once chilling and humanizing, “Eclipsed” dives deep into the wreckage of war and finds with surprising humor and compassion how each woman navigates, and at times, defies, the most hostile of circumstances in order to survive.

Tickets for “Eclipsed” are available by calling (213) 628-2772, online at, in person at the Center Theatre Group box office at the Ahmanson Theatre or two hours prior to performances at the Kirk Douglas Theatre box office. Hot Tix may be purchased at $20 each in advance or, subject to availability, on the day of performance at the box office. .

CAST and CREW: Number One (Bahni Turpin)

Number Two (Kelly M. Jenrette)

Number Three (Edwina Findley)

Number Four (Miriam F. Glover)

Director Robert O'Hara

Sibyl Wickersheimer's set

Alex Jaeger costumes

Christopher Kuhl lighting

Adam Phalen sound design


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