Lupita Nyong'o to make NYC stage debut in September

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Posted: Jul 30, 2015 2:58 PM
Lupita Nyong'o to make NYC stage debut in September

NEW YORK (AP) — Lupita Nyong'o, the Oscar-winner for her role in Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave" will make her New York stage debut in September.

The Public Theater said Thursday that Nyong'o (loo-PEE'-tuh nee-YAHNG'-goh) will star in "Eclipsed," a story of survival and resilience set in post-colonial Africa. It was written by Danai Gurira — who also is stars in "The Walking Dead" — and will be directed by Liesl Tommy.

A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Nyongo's stage credits include playing Perdita in "The Winter's Tale" and Sonya in "Uncle Vanya" both at Yale Repertory Theater.

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The Mexican-born Kenyan will next appear in the anticipated "Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens" and will voice a character in Jon Favreau's take on Disney's "The Jungle Book."