BY WINSTONE ANTONIO
THEATRE organisation Patsime Trust opens its Jasen Mphepo Little Theatre Doors for a night of laughter to theatre enthusiasts presenting a comedy show, titled The Dry Jokes set for stage on Friday in the capital.
The Jasen Mphepo Little Theatre Doors that have been locked down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, open following government’s edict to reopen low-risk sectors such as cinemas (houses and drive-ins), theatres and visual art galleries across the country on condition they operate in conformity with COVID-19 safety protocols.
In an interview with NewsDay Life & Style yesterday, the show director and producer Jasen Mphepo said the comedy show was going to be a one-day monthly showcase.
“The Dry Jokes comedy is a show not to be missed. The show, which had so much social media views, is now coming live to the stage this Friday starting at 6pm and all patrons must wear face masks during the show in line with the COVID-19 protocol,” he said.
“We grew up sharing dry jokes “majokes ekushaya” and they were so popular in our circles, so we decided that why not bring these dry jokes to the theatre and make people laugh work and life stress off.”
Mphepo said he was overwhelmed by enquiries on the show concept which he believes could be one of the funniest shows produced by Patsime Trust.
“While entertaining people, the show is also an opportunity to disseminate information on different social issues,” he said.
“Of late, to stay connected with the audiences and remain relevant in the industry, we decided to go virtual to adapt to the prevailing conditions caused by the COVID-19-imposed lockdowns.”
Mphepo said The Dry Jokes comedy show featured award-winning actor Nash Mphepo supported by Sandra Mpofu Mphepo and Abiatha “Franco” Mugadza.
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