INTWASA Arts Festival organisers have embarked on a series of post-festival activities before they start preparations for next year’s fete.
Report by Sheryleen Masuku
Speaking to NewsDay after the staging of a play The Father at Small City Hall recently, festival director Raisedon Baya said the programme would revisit acts shown during this year’s edition.
“We will have a number of shows featuring acts that were part of this year’s festival. Our next production is a play titled When Angels Weep. The play was a hit at both the Harare International Festival of the Arts and Intwasa,”said Baya.
“The play is also coming back to Bulawayo as part of Plan Zimbabwe’s “I am Girl” campaign and one of the festival’s activities to commemorate the 16 days of activism against gender violence.”
The play is scheduled for Bulawayo Theatre on November 27 and 28.
“There is a special schools’ show on the afternoon of November 28 and several schools have been invited to watch the play and interact with the actors,” Baya added.
When Angels Weep is a play that explores issues of betrayal and violence against women and girls.
The story is centred on young Sarita who is sold into sexual bondage by her favourite uncle and the horror that unfolds in her life thereafter.