Election day

Rooftop Promotions has taken another leap in promoting the works of new writers, directors and actors this year with the opening of "Election Day" on Wednesday. The play, by first time theatre writer and award-winning literature writer Christopher Mlalazi, first time director-cum and two-time NAMA Best Actress Eunice Tava which features some faces you have not seen before at Theatre in the Park will be premiered in Harare on Tuesday.

“Election Day” is viewed as a reflection of election fever in a way never seen before and will show in the Theatre in the Park, featuring Privillage Mutendera, Teddy T Mangawa, Tafadzwa Bob and Brezhnev Guveya.

The play promises to be a hit considering the widespread talk of Zimbabwes elections next year.

“Election Day” had its world premiere at HIFA 2010 as part of the HIFA Direct theatre mentorship project by HIFA and British Council where it had three sold out shows at the about 50-seater Reps Upstairs meaning only about 150 people saw the show.

It had a feel of the theatre in the round; something which the director feels was a good warm up, when it was performed at Theatre in the Park as part of the Protest Arts International Festival on 22 October 2010, read a statement announcing the play .

The play is about his Excellency, Poka Oka Ndiseng’s ruling party which is losing by a very wide margin in the polls. His wife, Samantha, and his personal advisor, Twenty, have both panicked and they are urging Ndiseng to flee the country, but an adamant Ndiseng tells them he is not going anywhere and wants to be buried under the soil of his ancestors.

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