Complete Arts Project will this month release their latest production, a play titled The Father, at the Nicoz Diamond Theatre in Harare.
The stage play, written by August Strindberg, translated by Eivor Martinus and directed by Peter Churu will fall under the adult drama genre.
“In the play, a doting father has to contend with his wife and the rest of the extended family in a fight for the right to determine the future of his daughter,” said Churu.
He said the battle of wills leads to the revelation of dark family secrets as plots and counterplots reveal nasty family fissures.
Churu said the play had been co-produced by the Intergrationsteatern, Stockholm Improvisationteater, Global Arts Trust and Complete Arts Project as part of the Zimbabwe Sweden Theatre Workshops funded by the Swedish Arts Council.
He said the play would raise questions over who the father of a child was and whether a man could ever say with certainty he was the father of his children.
He said The Father was a continuation of the Zimbabwe Sweden theatre workshops which started in May.
“In May the play was part of a trio of Swedish plays that resulted in two successful nights of performance and readings at the Jameson Hotel,” said Churu.
He said the class had stayed together to present a Zimbabwean full version of The Father as the world prepared to celebrate August Strindberg’s Centenary Celebrations next year. Churu said the drama would have run in Harare which would be followed by a tour of all the four clusters of the Zimbabwe Theatre Association.
“The issues covered are real and relevant to any man or family in any culture and any part of the world,” he said.
Churu said the play featured an exciting young cast in the rediscovered Nicoz Diamond Theatre, formerly known as the Old Shell House Theatre.