Danny Glover joined us at Curran's ECLIPSED student matinee on March 15th for a powerful post-show dedication to kidnapped and missing girls from the school in Chibok, Northern Nigeria, infamously taken by the Boko Haram years prior—and many of whom are missing til this day.
It was a thrilling moment and beautiful message to the Bay Area's young students but also sobering. ECLIPSED is a play that celebrates the power of naming—naming our pain, our joy, and more memorably, naming ourselves. In the spirit of this idea, the dedication after each performance specified—by name—one of the victims of that unimaginable day of horror. Hearing these names aloud in the theater gave ECLIPSED an eerie resonance to today’s political climate as refugees from war-torn countries and women forced into sexual slavery continue to dominate headlines.