Everytime I come to New York I go crazy with all that’s going on.
Plays, concerts, museums…
As soon as I buy the plain tickets I start asking all my friends who live here or come here often what’s going on about town. What are the highlights of the moment. And I say the moment because probably in a month they’ll tell me something completely different.
Things here happen really fast, change really fast. What’s cool today will be outdated tomorrow.
And the play Eclipsed was one of the first things I went after.
I don’t even have to introduce Lupita Nyongo, do I?
First black, foreign actress to win the Oscars. She went from anonymous to movie star with a single movie, 12 Years a Slave. Is that good enough to you?
And she’s only 32…
I’m a fan.
So when I knew she was starring a play in the city, I ran to buy the tickets. They were (obviously) sold out until next February. But I don’t give up that easily, so I tried the second hand tickets websites (it works pretty well around here).
I got breathless with not only her acting, but all the actresses onstage.
It’s the story of a group of women held captive and abused physically and psychologically by a group of rebels who fight the government at the civil war in Liberia.
I can’t even describe it…
I guess you just have to see it to understand!
The actresses’ stage presence is breathtaking. And everything fits perfectly, the soundtrack, lighting, costume design… All flawless.
Tiny theatre, you just flow with them.
If you enjoy drama and if you’re in New York, it’s a must go!