Since featuring in two productions at Theatre in the Park in 2008, Blessing Hungwe’s debut play titled Apokalupsis will open at the same venue on November 30.
Directed by Patrick Tembo and produced by Daves Guzha, exclusively for Theatre in the Park, Apokalupsis is a production of Tsimba Arts Promotions, a new theatre house.
The actors are new faces at Theatre in the Park, except for Brezhnev Guveya who is featuring in the play currently running, Election Day.
“The play is a pre-colonial explosive, humorous and well- crafted theatrical thriller that imaginatively engages with the socio-political and economic developments of the day,” said Rooftop promotions marketing and sales executive, Tafadzwa Muzondo.
He said the year is 1802, the reigning king of an ancient African kingdom is caught in the vortex of inevitable change where natural and supernatural forces in the form of droughts, pestilence and uprisings from his family members prove that the king’s once- prosperous land is under siege.
Faced with a powerful opposition whose strength stems from the people’s support, the king finally gives in and agrees to share power, hoping to end the crisis.
This however proves not to be the end but the beginning of the real drama.
“It is a striking tale that finds its relevance in Africa heralding the present power struggles, nepotism, greed, women empowerment and tribalism,” said Muzondo.
Apokalupsis will run until the December 18 at 5.30pm and 7.30pm every day except for Sundays and Mondays.