Thursday, 31 May 2012

New Stitsha on its way to Qhube

Amakhosi Theatre Arts’ most successful production, Stitsha, which went on the international scene for two decade years ago,is set to make a comeback, with Bulawayo based production company, Qhube Productions, which was holding auditions for actors. Sihlangu Dlodlo, director of Qhube Productions,told ngiyesabanews source that he approached Cont Mhlanga, who wrote the play, for rights to the reproduction and was given a go-ahead. It will be staged at Amakhosi. Dlodlo said he attached a lot of importance to the play. “I believe it is one of the greatest plays in Africa. It might even top the list. It put Amakhosi on the world map,” he said. Also Dlodlo said the reason he decided to do the play was because it was a way to celebrate classic local plays. “I decided to do the play because of nostalgic reasons. I get jealous when I see people doing Macbeth and other Shakespearean plays, while shunning our own classic productions. “As Zimbabweans we should celebrate our own classic acts," said Dlodlo.
Ngiyesabanews can reveal that the boot camp is over and now Qhube productions is down to bussiness with the final cast. Rehearsals have started and the fisrt show will be showcased at Amakhosi Cultural centre in August.The final day of the boot camp ngiyesabanews quated Dlodlo saying “the final cast is comprise seasoned and upcoming performers, it was very hard to come up with the final cast. Stitsha is a play that involves a lot of drumming, singing and dancing. It is a story about one woman’s dream to break free from cultural barriers. Make a date to attend this exciting show