|It’s drama all round|
|Saturday, 30 June 2012 12:03|
Well, I will leave conspiracy theorists and social network addicts to pursue this RokiManeta issue. Oh, I almost forgot to inform you, dear reader, that Daves Guzha of Theatre in the Park was planning to bring Roki to theatre, but his plans were scuttled when the controversial urban groover left for BBA. Maybe he will try to lure him to his gazebo again. My guess is it will be more expensive, something we cannot afford in this economy, especially we in the theatre industry.
The guys never tire. I fear they are back and this time we are being told to “brace for the best Zima yet”. Well, I have been waiting for Zima for a long time, but it has not come. Every year we are told the same lie, in fact we get called to Press conferences and cocktails by people claiming to be serious about the awards, but nothing ever materialises.
Listen to this, “the organisers are yet to come up with dates for the country’s most coveted music awards ceremony but indications are that the show will be held before year end”. I rest my case.
It is not all gloom, though, on this Zimbabwean stage where drama is never in short supply from politics to sports, the courts and even the church.
Nyandoro is reported to have visited artistes who were rehearsing Cont Mhlanga’s classic play, Stitsha, at Amakhosi Township Square Cultural Centre.
As a critic, though, I sincerely hope that he can transform his soccer exploits to the auditorium.
Well, his exploits this year alone deserve a full-page article and as I negotiate with my bosses for that, we leave it here for the day.
Whatever challenges Guzha and team are facing, we hope this Tuesday the premiere of Chifunyise’s play and the rerun of Sinners next Tuesday will go ahead as planned.
You are our only hope for some action in the city centre, so we pray for the wellbeing of yourself and your organisation.
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