Hifa plays continue at Reps Theatre


Two shows that were major successes at the just ended Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa) Jesus My Boy and Come to Party have returned to the stage at Reps Theatre for extended runs.

The John Dowie play Jesus My Boy will run in the theatre upstairs from today to May 14 while the National Ballet Dance spectacular, Come To Party, will also start showing today and end on Saturday.

The shows would give people that missed the productions at Hifa an opportunity to watch the plays.

“Each of these productions made its debut at Hifa, with positive feedback and strong audience support and the directors have felt it necessary to give larger numbers of people an opportunity to enjoy them,” said Reps Theatre spokesperson, Erin Cooper.

Cooper said Jesus My Boy which starred Mike Southall and was directed by Sue Bolt was a one-hander in which Joseph, step-father of Jesus, gives his points of view on his relationships with both Jesus and Mary.

She said it was a story that was both poignant and amusing, creating in the minds of the audiences a human view of one of world’s best known historical stories.

“The show Come To Party features more than a dozen dance sequences from many of the capital’s leading dancers, who represent most of the top dance schools,” said Cooper.

She said the show was co-ordinated by Gail Boardman and had a range of dance styles and emotional pulls.

Cooper said booking for the shows had already started at The Spotlight at Reps Theatre.