"A tour de force ensemble effort... The actors exemplary work illuminates ironically funny exchanges alternating with heart-wrenching moments."
- Les Spindle, Backstage
"Riveting... The ways in which men’s wars leave women’s dreams ‘Eclipsed’ are sytematically enumerated in Danai Gurira’s new play."
- Bob Verini, Variety
A chilling, humanizing and surprisingly funny portrait of transformation and renewal.
West Coast Premiere!
In 2006, Obie winners Danai Gurira and Robert O’Hara turned the Kirk Douglas into a global stage with In The Continuum. “If this one doesn’t put a lump in your throat, your heart isn’t beating,” said the Los Angeles Times.
Three years later, the team reunites to bring war-torn Liberia to the Douglas in a compelling and exhilarating new work that explores the strength of women caught in the crossfire of war. Click here for an abridged timeline of Liberia's history.
The “wives” of a rebel commanding officer form an unlikely community in the hostile battle zone. Their world is transformed by the arrival of two newcomers and the return of a former “wife” turned rebel soldier. How does each woman survive during a vicious conflict fought primarily by boys and men? Eclipsed celebrates women who navigate the most brutal of circumstances.
Pray the Devil Back to Hell Screening
on Thursday, Oct 8th
In honor of the West Coast Premiere of Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, Center Theatre Group is proud to present a special screening of the award-winning documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell on Thursday, October 8th, 2009 at 7:00 pm.
It will take place at the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum located blocks away from the Kirk Douglas Theatre at 4130 Overland Avenue, Culver City 90230.
Due to high demand we suggest arriving at the library early as seats are limited. Tickets will be distributed starting at 6pm and the doors will open at 6:30pm.
More about Eclipsed
VIDEO: Danai Gurira of Eclipsed
Playwright and actress Danai Gurira talks to Backstage.com about her new play Eclipsed, showing now at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Gurira discusses her decision not to perform in the play, along with the genesis for the story, which focuses on the lives of five Liberian women during the civil war that took place there in 2003.
Show your ticket and get 15% off all food & drinks at Beacon, an Asian café.
Enjoy some complimentary eats, courtesy of Beacon, an Asian café, on select Thursdays at The Lounge. *provided on 9/17, 9/24, 10/8, and 10/15.
Enjoy great deals at all of our Kirk Douglas Theatre Restaurant Partners!
Eat, drink and be social
The Lounge opens one hour before show time, serving drinks and eats from Culver City's culinary stars. Step into the Lounge after the show to hear our resident DJ's spin the coolest grooves and join the cast and crew for cocktails and conversation. When the applause dies down, your night continues at Culver City's hottest late-night spot. Open late nights Thu-Sat.
Note: FREE covered parking at Culver City Hall, after 6pm weeknights, all day weekends. Enter on Duquesne Ave.
Eclipsed is Recommended by the LA Stage Alliance
The LA Stage Alliance Ovation Voters, a body of theatre professionals selected annually through a rigorous application/interview process by the Ovation Review Committee, has determined through their votes cast, that Eclipsed is ranked in the top 20% of all registered productions in the 'Overall Production' category.