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Tension play comes to Harare

by Agencies
29 May 2016 at 10:30hrs | Views
Theatre in The Park and Naughty by Nature from Bulawayo will this week stage Tension a political satire play.

It will run as from the 31st of May to the 3rd of June 2016.

The play is set in a modern African country that mixes modern and traditional styles of leadership.

The plot unravels when the Chief is facing an internal revolution from his inner circle. The plot is precise and hard hitting.

The two men play was written by Thabani Moyo and directed by Memory Kumbota. The two actor are amazing story tellers NAMA Award winning actor Zenzo Nyathi who has featured in more than 30 stage plays and Gift Chakuvinga (NAMA winner for The Best Actor for 2014) whohas featured in more than 10 theatrical work

It explores the Chief's psychological state at the moment when he has faked his illness so that he could not attend the internal elections of the Interior Décor so he could secretly meet with his trusted Ibutho (General).

The two engage in nerve racking dialogue as they analyse the state of The Kingdom and its major political plays.

The two expose how they have stayed for a long time in power by manipulating state apparatus like media.

It becomes clear to Ibutho during their conversation that the Chief is unsettled because of the elective meeting taking place in his absence. It also becomes clear that the two are not friendly with the International world as they have come up with plans to bar any foreign diplomatic visitors.

Their conversational inquest delves into the succession issue which the Chief believes it's the agenda being pushed by the ambitious within the Interior Décor.

His plan, he says, is to crush them once they are exposed. As the day progresses news from the Interior Décor start trickling in through telephone conversations with the Organising Secretary.

The position of the Chief faces imminent challenge. The chief is agitated. He claims that he is a democrat while at the same time exhibiting serious signs of dictatorship.

The final telephone call drives the Chief nuts as he prepares His Kingdom for Military rule.

Writer: Thabani H Moyo
Thabani H Moyo is the writer of the record breaking theatrical piece UMBIKO KAMADLENYA which scooped all the NAMAs for the theatre sector in 2014. He also wrote The Immigrants which was show cased at Intwasa and HIFA in 2012. The Immigrants script went on to be voted to be among the top 5 African scripts in a competition run by the Germany Theatre Company Theatralize in 2014. Moyo also adapted Death of a Salesman into one of the touching plays The Civil Servant which explores the plight of Government workers.

Director: Memory Kumbota
Memory Kumbota is a seasoned award winning actor-director. He won best Actor award for 2014 and was a nominee for the best director in 2015. He has directed The Taking, Without A Name and recently The Impotent Son In Law. He has a unique theatrical style.

Actor: Zenzo Nyathi

He is one of the success stories of Amakhosi Children's program with over 20 years in the arts. He has featured in more than 30 stage plays and television dramas. He is a two time NAMA winner and 4 time nominee. Nyathi is dedicated and passionate about his work.

Actor: Gift Chakuvinga:
A NAMA winner for the best actor for 2014, Gift is a talented and passionate individual. He has featured in more than 10 theatrical work. He is an amazing story teller. He has worked with Home Grown arts, Nhimbe and C.T.D in a number of projects.

Source - Agencies