Baya’s latest stage offering

Bulawayo-based award winning playwright and director, Raisedon Baya, has returned to Harare with yet another exciting play, “The Two Wives of John Mambo” that will be featured from October 18 – November 5, 2011 at Theatre in the Park.

The play is an epic poem that makes its way onto the stage with incredible zest. Spiced by Baya’s poignant observations on everyday life, it resonates with satire and drama.

Written and directed by Raisedon Baya, produced by Daves Guzha of Rooftop Promotions and featuring the crème de la crème of Zimbabwean theatre Award winners, the play is sure to attract large crowds.

The Two Wives of John Mambo follows a prominent poet who deserts his wife and children to commit bigamy with another woman. Years later, frustrated and angry, he lies dying from a mysterious disease. His old wife pays him a visit at his death bed only to come face to face with the other woman.

Together the two women take the audience on an emotional roller coaster ride as they fight over the dying man. This is a play of courage, love, and suffering told through poetry, drama and music.

The play’s star-studded cast features Tinopona Katsande, Eunice Tava, Evangelista Mwatse and Michael Kudakwashe.

“It feels great to be back on stage. I have been dying to share the stage with Eunice. I consider her a veteran in the theatre industry. The dynamics of the team is indomitable,” said Tinopona Katsande.

“This production is different from what I am used to and the storyline in the play is touching. One thing that I learnt from the character of John Mambo, is that it talks a lot about us artists and we should do something about that,” said Evangelista Mwatse.

“The story to me highlights tragedy and greed and it is something that we face in our everyday lives. I have always admired Raisedon Baya’s works, the way he writes is amazing you may look at the script and think it’s a simple play but you always have to read in-between the lines. The show will be brilliant and that’s a promise,” said Michael Kudakwashe.

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