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By Frederick Philander

WINDHOEK

The Spirit of Friendship premiers at Theatre in the Park.

Two spirits, good and evil, a duel that heart-rendingly engages and absorbs audiences spiritually, physically and emotionally, this play is described in a press statement from Rooftop Promotions in Harare.

“Sahwira – The Spirit of Friendship” was written and is directed by Elton Mjanana. The stage play serves as a reminder to the public that true to its meaning it takes a good man to do nothing for evil to triumph as it evolves over a period of 10 years beginning in 1988 to present day.

This is a four-man production in which Tafadzwa Muzondo, Blessing Hungwe, Judith Tsoka and Privillage Mutendera feature.

The cast is a good mix of young celebrated theatre practitioners. Muzondo has been on the Zimbabwean theatre scene since the 1990s doing mostly industrial theatre with a focus on health and safety. He is also the founder and director of the Edzai Isu Theatre Company and will be remembered for the award-winning “All Systems Out of Order” which Muzondo wrote, produced and acted.

While Hungwe might be new to mainstream theatre, he is already a Nama award-winning actor for his role in Madam Speaker Sir 2, while Mutendera is famous for her two-hander productions under her co-owned production company, Sister Sister Productions. Tsoka is also a Nama Award nominee for best actress for her role in Madam Speaker Sir 2, but has done Theatre For Development Programmes for many years.

For more information kindly contact the Rooftop Promotions Office on 00263-4-797233/791894 or e-mail: titp@rooftop.co.zw or rooftop@zol.co.zw.

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