The graduates shines at theatre in the park

DOUG HILL MASVINGO – Charles Austin Theatre's award-winning drama company, was hosted by one of Harare's prime theatre promoters, ...


– Charles Austin Theatre's award-winning drama company, was hosted by one of Harare's prime theatre promoters, Rooftop Promotions at the Theatre in The Park from September 14 to 16, last week.
The company staged one of its best productions ever, The Graduates, an experimental protest piece, which tells at breakneck speed and through dance and song the story of two university graduates and a war veteran-cum-street vendors and their daily confrontation with an overzealous council officer who is also later revealed to be a university graduate as well.
The touching, hilarious and vibrant play which seesaws from the distant past, the present and the future through swift and fluid scene transitions as it dives into the lives of all four characters had audience on all three nights riveted to their seats to say the least. Fearlessly it spoke of the doldrums that Zimbabwe is finding itself in now and gave glimpses of the way forward.
One of the most fascinating things that the audience was the shapeshifting of the four actors into multiple characters in pursuit of telling the true Zimbabwean story through the eyes of different citizens in different situations and at the end tying it them all together to emphasize that we as a people are one person.
The last performance of The Graduates received a standing ovation and had veteran theatre producer Daniel Maposa of Savannah Trust saying that it was perhaps his favourite play of 2016 thus far. Another member of the audience insisted that the production should have a national tour and even travel abroad and when asked to comment on this The Graduates' writer and director Charles Munganasa said such a move was the next thing on their cards. The play starred the playwright and director himself, Charles Austin Theatre's Artistic Director Khetani Michael Banda, actor and versatile musician Ngoni "Baba Rah" Chinovava and theatre trainee Farirai Mukumba.
As far as production at the Charles Austin Theatre are concerned Khetani Michael Banda said their rooster for October is almost full. He also urged the public to go and watch NAMA nominated production Ananias and Sapphira written by Charles Munganasa which shall be performed at this year's edition of the Dzimbabwe Arts Festival.
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The Mirror: The graduates shines at theatre in the park
The graduates shines at theatre in the park
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