November 10-11, 16, 17 & 18, 2017
8:00 p.m.
Berlind Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center

$8 students (Tiger Ticket eligible)
$12 seniors; general admission in advance
$17 general admission day of the event

The Program in Theater presents Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, featuring theater senior Ugonna Nwabueze and directed by Shariffa Ali. Gurira’s gripping drama tells the story of five extraordinary women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia and their tale of survival, hope, humor and resilience near the end of the Second Liberian Civil War. A talkback follows the Nov. 18th performance.

Tickets are available online through the McCarter Box Office, by calling 609.258.2787, or at the door on the dates of performances.


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Shariffa Ali

Photo by Yetunde Dada

Born in Nairobi to Kenyan and Ethiopian parents, who raised her in Swaziland and South Africa, SHARIFFA ALI considers herself ‘Afropolitan’ – a citizen of the continent of Africa. In New York, for 2 years running she was a producer on The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, three days of workshops for actors, writers, directors and producers 25 and under. For the Alchemical Theater Laboratory she directed, choreographed and co-produced STILL, and interned at the Public Theater, where she is now a teaching artist and administrator in the new Public Works department. Recently she was Assistant Director to Cynthia Nixon for Rasheeda Speaking, starring Tonya Pinkins and Dianne Wiest.


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