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Dartmouth Department of Theater

by Danai Gurira

“Riveting…A gut-wrenching saga told with poignancy and wit.” Variety

“Stirring and sobering, and funnier than you'd expect…a deeply felt portrait of women in extremis, finding and testing their own strength.” Washington City Paper

Miranda Haymon, director
Michael Ganio, scenic designer
Laurie Churba, costume designer
Dan Kotlowitz, lighting designer
Sinan Zafar, sound designer
Catherine Darragh ’13, stage manager

This award-winning play by Zimbabwean American actress and playwright Gurira celebrates the women who navigate the nightmare and wreckage of war. In 2003, in the waning days of the Second Liberian Civil War, the captive forced “wives” of a Liberian rebel officer form a hardscrabble sisterhood to take control of their own destiny, drawing on their reserves of defiance, wit and compassion. A chilling, humanizing and surprisingly funny portrait of survival, transformation and renewal.


Download Playbill: Eclipsed

Banner Photo: (L-R) Stella Asa (The Girl), Naomi Agnew (Helena), Esther Oluokun (Bessie); by Jamie Horton, courtesy of the Dartmouth Department of Theater

The Moore Theater

The Top of the Hop Bar will be open 1 hour
prior to all shows in The Moore Theater.
Bring your ticket for $1 off any drink.


Fri, Nov 2 • Opening Night Reception
Please join us for a celebratory reception in the Top of the Hop following the show on Friday, November 2. Cash bar available, courtesy of the Top of the Hop Bar. This event is generously supported by the Hopkins Center and the Adams Family Fund for Theater.

Sat, Nov 3 at 7 pm • Pre-Show Talk: Black Womanhood on the World Stage
Join Eclipsed director Miranda Haymon and Dr. Monica White Ndounou of the Department of Theater for a conversation at 7 pm on Saturday, November 3, in the Top of the Hop. Moderated by Laura Edmondson, chair of the Department of Theater. Free and open to the public.

Fri, Nov 9 • Post-Performance Discussion
You are invited to remain in the theater immediately following the performance on Friday, November 9, for an informal discussion with Laura Edmondson and members of the cast.