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for the 9th edition of our "black power play series"

by Danai Gurira

          -Washington City Paper


          directed by Ebony Pace

    starring Janae Leonard & Shawnell Tillery*

subversive theatre is honored to bring to buffalo this tony award-nominated new masterpiece -- set amidst the chaos of the Liberian Civil War in 2003, ECLIPSED takes audiences on an intensely personal walk in the shoes of four young women held as captive wives of a rebel commandant.  can they survive?  can they escape?  and what can they do to piece back together the shreds of humanity they still have left inside of them? 


since its broadway debut featuring Lupita Nyong'o in 2016ECLIPSED has fast gained acclaim as a testament to the power of defiance in the face of the worst of human degradations.  based on the author's interviews with dozens of real-life survivors of the conflict, zimbabwean/american actress Danai Gurira (famous for her roles in "The Walking Dead" and "Black Panther") has written an empowering drama with heart-rending twists and even beautiful moments of comedy that celebrate the enduring spirit in us all


our production of ECLIPSED is the 9th edition of subversive theatre's "black power play series" which highlights plays that offer a radical discussion of race, repression, and resistance.  for this daring project, we're excited to welcome Ebony Pace for her directorial debut in our den of subversion.  the cast features Janae Leonard, Shawnell Tillery*, Robyn Fonn, Nina Brown, and Davida Tolbert.

ECLIPSED runs march 6th - 29th with performances fridays & saturdays at 7:30 and sundays at 3pm.  all performances are in our home venue, the manny fried playhouse at 255 great arrow avenue in suite #302 on the third floor of north buffalo’s historic great arrow building  

tickets are $30 general admission or $25 for students, seniors, and subversive theatre members.  all sunday shows are pay-what-you-can.  purchase tickets right here online or leave reservations on our phoneline at 716-462-5549

 march 6th - 29th, 2020         fri/sat @ 7:30pm   sun @ 3pm        at the manny fried playhouse


still red hot from
its stunning broadway debut!!!

“A deeply felt study of women in extremis,
finding and testing their own strength”

* = indicates members of
the subversive theatre collective

"Art is Not a Mirror to Reflect Reality But a Hammer to Shape It!"

-bertolt brecht

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