Plays on Sunday is an initiative by Amakhosi Cultural Centre that aims to nature and groom upcoming and existing playwrights in order to guide their growth in the industry.
Each Sunday playwrights – mostly from Bulawayo – display theirxcraft in front of an audience . Likewise, last Sunday evening Thabiso Daudi Phiri, a student at Amakhosi, premiered his latest theatrical piece titled; ‘LOST SOULS’. A classical traditional-modern piece written and directed by Phiri.
The cast is made up of experienced actors: Prince Mazilankatha Ncube, Thabani Ndlovu and Sisasenkosi Mpofu. Among the audience was veteran playwright Mgcini Nyoni and Letty Mhlanga. The dark fiction and suspenseful play lasted for thirty minutes after which the ball was thrown back to the crowd for them to ask questions and give comments.
Most people praised the production team for a job well done but some still believed that the 2014 Inxusa Best Playwright Nominee for GENERATION OF BONDAGE could have done better in structuring the flow of the story and in making it more believable. One of the attendants even said to him it was like watching a Nigerian flick.
Phiri seemed happy with the performance of his team but sited that there are areas of improvements such as more rehearsal time.
“I heard the constructive criticism brought forth by the audience and believe that there is still more work that needs to be done.” Phiri said he would restage LOST SOULS sometime in December or early next year.