Mantwa and Matshepo from the Imposter, Bridget and Sioban from Ringer and now we can add the Patapata sisters to the list of twins who bring life to a story.
Raisedon Baya’s latest stage play, “Fragile” is about the Patapata twins who are separated early in life but are brought together under unfortunate terms.
The play addresses sensitive issues which to date many writers have shied away from. Among these are abortion, sex, homophobia and xenophobia.
After watching one of the rehearsals veteran actor and theatre trainer Memory Kumbota had this to say about Fragile:
“I was seized by the words the actors spoke and I could only reflect on the craftsmanship of the actors, the writer, and director and how this seamlessly merges to transport one into a world of interesting sights, experiences, and characters. The play promises to be a pulsating sensual dance around our own sensibilities. That is not theatre. That is an experience.”
The play is presented by Centre for Talent Development (CTD) who recently brought to life “The Arrangement” and are also known for their successful and popular Live Literature Project in schools.
The cast for Fragile includes Musawenkosi Sibanda, Sthabile Ndubiwa, Elton Sibanda, Clinton Ndlovu, Stanley Mapfumo, Charmaine Mudau, Agnes Ncube, Anita Moyo, Lonesome Kudzai and Chipo Mawarire.
Three performances of the play are set for 22 and 23 March. There will be an afternoon performance for schools.