Their lives set on a nightmarish detour by civil war, the captive wives of a Liberian rebel officer form a hardscrabble sisterhood. With the arrival of a new girl who can read - and the return of an old one who can kill - their possibilities are quickly transformed. Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, these defiant survivors ask: When the fog of battle lifts, could a different destiny emerge?
“Eclipsed” offers a chilling, humanizing and surprisingly funny portrait of transformation and renewal. With wit, compassion and defiance, this gripping play unearths the wreckage of war and celebrates the women who navigate and survive the most hostile of circumstances. Most important, “Eclipsed” is a major achievement - a scorching work about women and war whose humor burnishes rather than undermines its seriousness of purpose. The production features ferociously committed ensemble performances, staged with power and finesse.