Amakhosi launches Sunday theatre programme

HARARE - Amakhosi Cultural Centre in Bulawayo will this weekend host the play Khayalami — My Home as part of the Plays on Sunday programme that began on November 18.

Khayalami — My Home, written and directed by Miccaine Sikhosana, is about a young woman’s struggles to mend her ways after making series of seriously wrong choices and decisions.

The behaviour of the young woman, who is called Thuba, is not surprising given her parentage.

Thuba is raised by a single parent — a father — who is hardly ever there for her and never at home.

The play which will be performed in the afternoon is Sikhosana’s debut play.

It has a cast of nine young actors.

Prominent Bulawayo producer, writer and director Sihlangu Dlodlo will respond to Khayalami — My Home and give a talk on the role of the high school arts scholars and teachers in growing the theatre industry in Zimbabwe drawing from his many years as a teacher at Manama High School in Matabeleland South.

Last weekend the Amakhosi Cultural Centre began the Plays on Sunday programme last weekend with the successful showing of Thabani Ndlovu’s first ever play, Unpredictable, which he both directed and produced.

On December 2, Amakhosi will present Thandoe that will be performed by a cast drawn from Msitheli High School arts scholars.

The Plays on Sunday programme was supposed to be started in 2013 but has begun two months ahead of schedule.

The main objective of the programme is to revive the fortunes of the theatre industry in Bulawayo by providing an entry platform for young people to come together and create plays.

Young people in Bulawayo are given an opportunity to develop their creative ideas and build their theatre knowledge base and understanding of the industry countrywide.

The programme starts at 4pm every Sunday.

All plays are followed by a presentation by the respondent to the play and comments from the audience.

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