Actress and Film Producer Taylor Re Lynn was in attendance at the hit Broadway show “Eclipsed”, and 2016 Tony Awards festivities. “Eclipsed” is the story of five extraordinary women brought together by upheaval and conflict in their homeland of Liberia.
The Tony Award nominated “Eclipsed” is a stunning and deeply moving play by award-winning playwright, Danai Gurira featuring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o.
Amid the chaos of the Liberian Civil War, the captive wives of a rebel officer band together to form a fragile community – until the balance of their lives is upset by the arrival of a new girl. Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, “Eclipsed” reveals distinct women who must discover their own means of survival in this deeply felt portrait of women finding and testing their own strength in a hostile world.
All smiles actress Taylor Re Lynn in New York.
“Eclipsed” also marks a historic moment on Broadway in which it is the first time the cast, director, and playwright are composed entirely of female artists. A gifted female team persevering in an environment surrounded by males is apropos given the play chronicles heart wrenching challenges among woman and their ability to persevere within their community.
At the close of the performance, the audience was stunned by a special appearance by the legendary Gloria Steinem. The world renowned American feminist, journalist, and social activist has long been a spokeswoman for the feminist movement and gave a wonderful tribute to the cast and dedicated the performance to the abducted Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria.
“It was a must see event in support of the theatre and women that was not to be missed”, said Taylor Re. The actress was fresh off of theatrical performances herself in Short & Sweet, as well as a whirl wind of activity surrounding the Golden Globe nominated film “The Fencer”, which she co-produced. The actress and producer was thrilled by the opportunity to support ‘Eclipsed’ on Broadway and to witness history in the making.
Taylor Re Lynn on Broadway.
Actress Taylor Re Lynn at The Tony Awards on Broadway.