It’s best to work with the system, and right now -the system is war.
2003, civil war is raging in Liberia. At a rebel army base four young women are doing their best to survive the conditions of the war . Yet sometimes, the greatest threat comes not from the enemy’s guns, but from the brutality of those on your own side. With the arrival of a new girl, who can read, and an old one, who can kill, how might this transform the future of this hard-bitten sisterhood?
Funny, compassionate and daring, Eclipsed is as the Washington Post puts it, “a surprisingly vivacious portrait of helplessness”.
Written by Danai Gurira
Directed by Caroline Byrne, The Gate's Associate Director
Eclipsed is part of the Freedom Burning Season.
Please note: Due to the nature of this performance latecomers will not be admitted.
Running time: 1hr 45min