March 7th - 19th

2 hours, 15 min
15 minutes

Eclipsed by Danai Gurira directed by Liesl Tommy

ECLIPSED is the story of five extraordinary women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia. They forge a close-knit community, one that inspires them to feats of increasingly greater strength.

“An extraordinary work that shines and shines.”
—The Associated Press

Written by playwright Danai Gurira (star of AMC’s The Walking Dead) and directed by Liesl Tommy (whose critically acclaimed Bay Area productions include RUINED, PARTY PEOPLE and HAMLET), ECLIPSED made waves on Broadway as the first cast, director, and playwright composed entirely of female artists, fitting for a production that so stunningly chronicles the experiences of a group of very resilient women.

Curran is bringing the 10,000 Girls Initiative to San Francisco, offering under-served young women in the Bay Area (who may have never experienced a professional live theatrical production) the opportunity to see this empowering and important play.



Scenic & Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Original Music and Sound Designer


As a playwright her works include ECLIPSED (NAACP Award; Helen Hayes Award, Best New Play; Connecticut Critics Circle Outstanding Production of a Play Award), Familiar (world premiere at Yale Rep in 2015 and currently at Playwrights Horizons), IN THE CONTINUUM (Obie, Outer Critics, Helen Hayes Awards) and THE CONVERT (six Ovation, L.A. Outer Critics Awards). Recipient of the Whiting Award and commissioned by Yale Rep, Center Theatre Group, Playwrights Horizons and the Royal Court. Select acting credits: THE VISITOR, MOTHER OF GEORGE, Isabella in NYSF’s MEASURE FOR MEASURE, Michonne in AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD, Afeni Shakur in the Tupac Shakur biopic ALL EYEZ ON ME. She is currently developing a pilot for HBO. She holds an MFA from Tisch, NYU. U.S. born and raised in Zimbabwe, she is an ambassador for the ONE campaign and co-founder Almasi Arts, which gives opportunity to African artists.


Liesl is an award-winning international theatre director. Credits include THE GOOD NEGRO, THE URBAN RETREAT, INFORMED CONSENT, A MELANCHOLY PLAY, KID VICTORY, PARTY PEOPLE, APPROPRIATE, THE WHITE MAN A COMPLEX DECLARATION OF LOVE, PEGGY PICKET SEES THE FACE OF GOD, A HISTORY OF LIGHT and ANGELA'S MIXTAPE. Liesl is also known for her innovative interpretations of classics like LES MISÉRABLES, HAMLET, A RAISIN IN THE SUN and Ma Rainey’s BLACK BOTTOM as well as her critically acclaimed four-city tour of RUINED. Select regional: DTC, California Shakespeare, Center Stage, Berkeley Rep, OSF, La Jolla Playhouse. Associate artist at Berkeley Rep; program associate at Sundance Institute and artist trustee with the Sundance Institute’s Board of Trustees. Facilitated the inaugural Sundance East Africa Theatre Director’s Lab in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Awards: Obie Award, Pioneer of the Arts Award, Lillian Hellman Award, Susan Stroman Award and NEA/TCG Directors Grant. Alumnus of Trinity Rep Conservatory. Proud native of Cape Town, South Africa.


Broadway: THE ELEPHANT MAN (also West End), VIOLET. Recent/current: HERE LIES LOVE (NY and London), LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Encores! Off-Center), BARBECUE (Public), APPROPRIATE (Signature), DRY POWDER (Public). More than 100 NY, regional and international credits. Principal designer for ENCORES! OFF-CENTER under Jeanine Tesori’s leadership. Awards: Obie Award for Sustained Excellence, three Lucille Lortel Awards, TDF Irene Sharaff Young Master Award, two American Theatre Wing Henry Hewes Awards, Helen Hayes Award.


Broadway: GHETTO KLOWN. Opera: THE PEARL FISHERS, DIE FLEDERMAUS (Metropolitan Opera); LA TRAVIATA, FAUST and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Mariinsky Theatre, Russia). Off-Broadway: NIGHT IS A ROOM (Signature); ECLIPSED, TOAST, A SECOND CHANCE (Public); I'M LOOKING FOR HELEN TWELVETREES (Abrons); BRIGHT HALF LIFE (Women’s Project); MALA HIERBA, AMERICAN HERO (Second Stage); SUNSET BABY (Labyrinth); TRIASSIC PARQ (Soho Playhouse). Regional: Goodman, Berkeley Rep, South Coast Rep, Goodspeed, Woolly Mammoth, Signature, Paper Mill, Center Stage, Studio, Folger, Williamstown. Adjunct professor, Purchase College.


New York: Atlantic Theater (THE LYING LESSON), IAP (OZET), Labyrinth (THE INSURGENTS), MTC (WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID), Primary Stages (INFORMED CONSENT), the Public (THE GOOD NEGRO, ECLIPSED), Second Stage (THE OTHER THING), Signature (APPROPRIATE). Regional: Berkeley Rep (PARTY PEOPLE), Dallas Theater Center (KING LEAR), Hartford Stage (WHIPPING MAN), Huntington (A RAISIN IN THE SUN), OSF (RUINED), Trinity Rep (THE GLASS MENAGERIE), and Yale Rep (THESE PAPER BULLETS!). Film: FALL TO RISE.