The Flat Dwellers shows at Amakhosi


INTWASA and Nhimbe Trust have produced a play titled The Flat Dwellers which will be performed for the first time at Amakhosi Cultural Centre on Sunday afternoon.


The play — written by Raisdon Baya — Intwasa Festival director and Memory Kumbota from Nhimbe Trust, was produced by Joshua Nyapimpi.

A fusion of love, spirit of neighbourliness, survival relationships, and the promisingly scintillating 60-minute play has 12 young promising actors and most of them female.

The Flat Dwellers tries to answer questions like: “What does a woman mean when she tells her child he/she has no father?

How many married men say they will leave their wives for their girlfriends and actually do it? Does love really come home for supper?

“The play focuses on a city flat in Zimbabwe during the economic hardships and the city is Bulawayo,” Baya explained.

A single mother is featured in the play and she survives through selling from a flea market.

This single mother also has a child and the little money she gets from the flea market helps to send her child to school and at
times the child is sent away from school.

“In this flat, we also see a foreigner — a Nigerian with a single mother.

In the scene we will see how foreigners are being treated and that’s when the spirit of neighbourliness is referred and portrayed. We will also see how these characters will relate in the play,” he added.