Hilarious play opens at Reps Theatre

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THE hilarious, witty and hard-punching play Water Games which interrogates the perennial drinking water challenges plaguing many communities will this week open at Reps Theatre in Harare following a successful premiere at the Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa).

by STAFF REPORTER

The play, which attracted a full house at Hifa, will run at Reps Theatre Upstairs tomorrow and Saturday. The performances will start at 7pm with a matinee show at 2:30pm the next day.

Water Games is an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People penned by award-winning local playwright Christopher Mlalazi and directed by a
German director Jens Vilela Neumann.

The play features a star-studded cast of Zimbabwean actors Michael Kudakwashe, acclaimed comedian and multi-talented artiste Kudzai Sevenzo and Nama nominee for best actor in 2014, Tichaona Mutore.

Cornelius Muponda adds to the flavour with some exciting music.

According to the play’s storyline, it is not only the dirty water coming from the taps, beyond is another world where it’s “dog eat dog”. The comical tone of the play combined with live music and video projections leaves the audience in stitches.

The play is supported by Aktion Afrika in partnership with the German Embassy Harare, Zimbabwe German Society, Hivos, Norwegian Embassy and Xpressive Arts. After the run at Reps Theatre, the play will be showcased at other local festivals before making its regional and international tour.