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Evey is back in Rotten Row

By Style Reporter

You remember Evangelista Mwatse? Yes that actress, who played the role of a go-getting gold-digger Jeanne in the local television series Small House Saga.

Evey, as she is fondly known, is in the country having been in South Africa where she was pursuing her acting dream.

While the grass wasn’t that green for Evey on the acting front, in 2017 she made a cameo appearance in South Africa’s most popular soap Generations The Legacy.

Although she expected the appearance to ignite her dream of becoming a Hollywood princess, she has in past two years kept a low profile.

Yesterday, the actress was part of a star-studded cast that appeared in a theatre play called Rotten Row that showed at Reps Theatre in Harare.

The play, which is based on four stories from the 2016 short story collection Rotten Row by Petina Gappah, also features Michael Kudakwashe, Eunice Tava, Joylene Malenga and Francis Nyakuhwa.

“I have been in the country for three weeks preparing for the theatre play Rotten Row,” Mwatse said.

“I’m playing a small house who stays in Borrowdale Brooke, one of the accused criminals. It’s a weird and very interesting character.”

In writing the play, Gappah adapted the stories — Washington’s Wife Decides Enough is Enough, A Small House in Borrowdale Brooke, The Dropper and The Death of Wonder.

“The play features the trademark mix of humour and pathos that characterises Petina’s work,” said Evey.

“It is both a humorous and thought-provoking look at the causes and consequences of crime.”

Renowned theatre director Zane Lucas directed the play.

“will go back to South Africa as soon as I finish the run,” Mwatse said.

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