Song of a Woman set to premiere at Amakhosi

Song of a Woman, a new play featuring actors from the Women in Theatre programme is set to premiere at Amakhosi Theatre this month.

Report by Khulani Nkabinde

The play focuses on the marriage institution and will be staged on March 24 under the Plays on Sunday programme.

Thembelihle Moyo who directed the play said the storyline explores what happens to a married couple when they fail to bear children.
In the play, Fanta, a young woman is portrayed as caught up between modern and cultural values in her marriage.

“She is confused on how to deal with her mother-in-law and her aunt who expect different things from her,” Moyo explained.

“Her mother-in-law accuses her of being barren and says she wants to have grandchildren.

Her aunt, on the other hand, wants the material benefits she believes should come from the marriage.

“The story gives hope to the marriage institution when Julius, Fanta’s husband, stands by her side and promises to love her forever with or without children,” she added.

Moyo said the cast of six is already rehearsing for the performance. The cast also features prominent actors and actresses who include Precious Makhulumo, Kenny Chikweza, Seagirl Dube, Donald Sibanda as well as poet, Sithandazile Dube.

Makhulumo comes to the stage with vast experience that includes a role in The Gentleman, a 2011 film written by Munya Chidzonga.

Song of a Woman is part of the Women in Theatre programme administered by Nhimbe Trust.

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