Gif­ford High scores hat­trick at Int­wasa

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Nkosile­sisa Ncube Show­biz Re­porter

THE Gif­ford High School Drama Club, for the third time in a row, bagged the first prize at the Int­wasa Plan High Schools Drama com­pe­ti­tion.

The com­pe­ti­tion which is part of the on­go­ing Int­wasa Arts Fes­ti­val koBu­l­awayo was held at Bu­l­awayo Theatre on Tues­day.

The Gif­ford boys beat 11 drama clubs and were awarded a float­ing tro­phy. In sec­ond place was Eve­line Girls High while Mzi­likazi High School man­aged to se­cure third place. Awards were also given for best cameo, best sup­port­ing male and fe­male roles and best ac­tor and ac­tress. Brid­get Say­ers, the Gif­ford Drama Club pa­tron could not con­tain her ex­cite­ment.

“I didn’t ex­pect us to win first place again this year. I’m ex­cited by the win,” said Say­ers.

She said their pas­sion had helped them to re­tain first po­si­tion for three years in a row.

“De­ter­mi­na­tion and time in­vest­ment are our se­cret. The boys ded­i­cate them­selves time to re­hearse and they’re very pas­sion­ate about what they do. They un­der­stand that in or­der to win, they need to go an ex­tra mile and they’re al­ways will­ing to go that ex­tra mile.”

Say­ers said the team’s pas­sion had seen them ex­e­cut­ing dif­fer­ent roles well.

“It’s not al­ways easy com­ing up with a drama, es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing that this is an all boys team. Very of­ten we need fe­male roles. How­ever, the boys have so much pas­sion which sees them trans­form into some­times fe­male roles, then they go back to be­ing them­selves af­ter­wards.”

The par­tic­i­pat­ing teams were re­quired to come up with plays in ac­cor­dance with this year’s theme, Ab­sen­tee Par­ents and the win­ning team pre­sented one about a fam­ily torn apart by abuse. – @nko­cykay

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