Auction Ends: Jun 14, 2016 12:00 PM EDT


Akosua Busia - "Rita"

Item Number
$220 USD to Crucify
Number of Bids
2  -  Bid History

Item Description

This bear was modeled after Rita (the peace woman), portrayed by Akosua Busia in Broadway’s Tony Award-nominated play Eclipsed. The bear's ensemble features a traditionally tied white head wrap, gold drop earrings, a miniature replica of the original "dialogue" T-shirt, a miniature replica of the original white "dialogue" sarong with white underskirt, taupe sandals and an orange lanyard with a replica ID tag. Her stand is overlaid with original fabric from another costume Ms. Busia wears in the show.

The bear comes autographed under each paw by Costume Designer Clint Ramos and Ms. Busia. The bear also has an audio feature in the right paw with a personalized message from Ms. Busia.

The winner also will receive two VIP house seat tickets to see one of Eclipsed’s final performances June 16-18, and a special backstage meet-and-greet immediately after the show with Ms. Busia.

Each bear included in this auction was a labor of love made by Wardrobe Supervisor Kay Grunder, Hair and Makeup Supervisor Sarah Jordan and Dresser Liz Lee, with assistance by Adeola Role, understudy to Rita and Helena, and Joniece Abbott-Pratt, understudy to Bessie and Maima.

Special thanks to Clint Ramos for his beautiful costume designs, 101 Productions for all its support and Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey for bringing Eclipsed to Broadway.