Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Donna Reed Scholarship alumna returns to Broadway

Saycon Sengbloh
College Park, GA native has starring role in Eclipsed
Saycon Sengbloh, a 1996 Donna Reed Foundation national scholarship winner in acting, is currently starring in Eclipsed. After rave reviews and a sold-out preview run at The Public Theater in New York, the production opens on Broadway at John Golden Theatre starting in February.

Eclipsed is the brutal story of the atrocities the Liberian civil war inflicted on its women. 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. Sengbloh plays Helena a.k.a. "Wife Number One" of the commanding officer who abducted the women now confined to his compound. She is the den mother-like force of nature within an ensemble that includes three other "wives" (one, a runaway rebel with a penchant for machine guns and knock-off designer duds) and a female peace warrior. 

For the past decade, Sengbloh has starred in a string of glitzy Broadway musicals, including Holler If Ya Hear Me, Motown The Musical, Hair, Fela, The Color Purple, Wicked and AIDA.

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