'Eclipsed' lands on Broadway - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

'Eclipsed' lands on Broadway

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NEW YORK, NY (WMC) -

Snatched from their beds, their families and their life of normalcy, more than 270 Nigerian girls' lives were changed and thrust into headlines.

In April  2014, Islamic Extremist Boko Haram stole those schoolgirls from their beds and the world reacted with a viral campaign. The #BringOurGirlsBack campaign caught the attention of First Lady Michelle Obama and many other celebrities.

Nearly 24 months later, more than 200 young girls are still missing.

Now, playgoers are headed to Broadway to view a stage play set in war torn Liberia. It follows five fictional women who have lost everything from their freedom to their dignity and most of all their names. It's a heart-wrenching story of genocide and the horror of sex slaves.

'Eclipsed' is directed by Danai Gurrira and stares Oscar-winner Lupito Nyong 'o.

The Broadway drama runs now through June 19, 2016 at the John Golden Theatre in New York, NY.

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