From the back cover:
Their lives set on a nightmarish detour by civil war, the captive wives of a Liberian rebel officer form a hardscrabble sisterhood. With the arrival of a new girl who can read - and the return of an old one who can kill - their possibilities are quickly transformed. Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, these defiant survivors ask: When the fog of battle lifts, could a different destiny emerge? Eclipsed offers a chilling, humanizing, and surprisingly funny portrait of transformation and renewal. With wit, compassion, and defiance, this gripping play unearths the wreckage of war and celebrates the women who navigate and survive the most hostile of circumstances.
"...soul-searing... For all its harrowing power, Eclipsed...shines with a compassion that makes us see beyond the suffering to the indomitable humanity of its characters. And although the events it depicts happened more than a decade ago, the play resonates powerfully today..." --The New York Times
"...powerful...richly nuanced...Eclipsed pulls us into and holds us captive in a vivid world whose stark horrors are rendered with unflinching honesty and delicate poignancy - all the more so because they are treated as an everyday reality, often viewed with surprising humor. ...What makes Eclipsed compelling...is the compassion and insight with which Gurira...sketch[es] these women as complex, resilient individuals, each with her own hopes and strengths." --The Hollywood Reporter
"Savagely funny... Eclipsed is a major achievement - a scorching work about women and war whose humor burnishes rather than undermines its seriousness of purpose." --Deadline.com