On the Reps Main Stage, the week was dominated by two productions from Zambia, a children’s folklore titled Panali Panali and a comedy for mature audiences titled Married Versus Singles.
“The productions are presented by Dinaledi Productions and directed by Zimbabwean actor-director Tsungai Garise, who is now based in Lusaka,” said Reps chairman of marketing and publicity, Stan Higgins.
Higgins said Panali Panali featured a selection of African traditional children’s stories.
Married Versus Singles is a comedy with a morality angle, focused on married women and single women and looking at their relationships with men.
He said the shows had a cast of Zambian actors and, should these productions gain popularity, Garise would consider bringing more productions to Harare.
“Also on stage this and next week in Theatre Upstairs at Reps is a tragi-comedy, The Memory of Water, which was written by Shelagh Stevenson and directed by Jamie McLaren,” said Higgins.
The play is a joint venture between The Repertory Players and McLaren’s Under The Affluence group.
Higgins said the production, which opened on October 19, will run until October 29.
“The fourth production for this week, a once off show titled Floriano will be staged on the Reps Main Stage on Sunday (today),” he said.
Higgins said Floriano was a flower show in which the Zimbabwean floral artists, who recently took part in the World Flower show in Boston, USA, would recreate their works for local audiences to see.
He said booking for all shows would be open at The Spotlight.