Travel back to 1963 Ireland this week as Quinnipiac University Theater for Community performs Patricia Burke Brogan's play Eclipsed. The play takes you inside one of the Magdalene laundries where unmarried pregnant women were forced into labor (and we don't mean the eventual baby-related kind). Find out how these women were able to keep their spirits up during what has to be one of the harshest experiences, not considering how vulnerable a pregnancy can make you.
Nov. 8-11, $8-$12, Clarice L. Buckman Theater, Quinnipiac University, 275 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden, (203) 582-8743, quinnipiac.edu. Performances: Thu.-Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 4 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.