Almasi presents staged reading of Sueno

HARARE - Almasi Collaborative Arts will present a staged reading of Jose Rivera’s comedy, Sueno at the Zimbabwe German Society this evening.

Almasi, a Zimbabwean-American dramatic arts organisation, co-founded by Zimbabwe-born Hollywood actress Danai Gurira and film director Patience Tawengwa, will hold this evening’s event as part of their ongoing mentee director series.

Sueno, the fourth play to be presented, is being directed by actor and singer Kudzai Sevenzo under the guidance of American theatre director and drama teacher Julia Wharton.

The cast of Sueño incudes Rumbidzo Gunduza, Zane Lucas, Francis Nyakuhwa, Musa Saruro, Brighton Ndlovu, Tonde Hakuna, Jerulah Muchiuro and Kudzai Sevenzo  who doubles as director and actor.

This month’s offering is an adaptation of Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s play; Life is a Dream.Set in Spain in 1635, the story is about a prince, Segismundo, who has been imprisoned in a tower by his father, King Basilio, following a dire prophecy that the prince would bring disaster to the country and death to the King.

Basilio decides to briefly free Segismundo, with the intention of re-imprisoning him if things go awry persuading him that it was all a dream.

This particular staged reading gives our audience an opportunity to view a period piece containing mistaken identity and fighting within the monarchy.

It poses the question: Is life a dream and explores the concept of free will versus fate?

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