IF you haven’t watched the play Mothers yet, do not despair. The play will be on stage at Intwasa on September 27 at Bulawayo Theatre.
This is a must-see play featuring renowned actress Sarah Mpofu–Sibanda and Musa Sibanda who were trained under the School Playwrights and Actors Academy programme of Nhimbe Trust.
The two-woman play that tells the story of Mira, a woman who gets caught up by her past when her husband impregnates their daughter, Bella, out of revenge. The truth unfolds as Bella tries to tell her mother that she is pregnant when, in fact, the mother has a bigger surprise in store. Mothers is full of unexpected twists and suspense that puts the audience at the edge of their seats.
The play celebrates women and the important role they play in society.
It has an alluring and unique set that immediately captures the audience’s attention even before it starts. Mothers was premiered by Women in Theatre at Amakhosi Plays on Sunday on April 27 2004, capturing the attention of the media and has been applauded by renowned theatre practitioners such as Cont Mhlanga and Raisedon Baya for its excellent directing and world-class acting.
Popular remarks have shown that the play is an amazing performance that should be staged more. Packed with suspense, action and comedy, the play has been valued by many who have watched it, especially other women in the theatre industry. It is an inspiration to them.
Women in Theatre (WiT) is a Nhimbe Trust programme. It is run by women for women in a bid to promote visibility and increase opportunities for women in theatre circles.
It provides vocational training and resources to emerging writers, directors and producers for the theatre.
This is done through mentoring, developing and promoting new plays by upcoming women writers, directors and producers.
To date WiT has produced and showcased two productions, Song of a Woman and Mothers.