Tellers mu­si­cal to de­but in Harare

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Show­biz Re­porter

AF­TER suc­cess­fully spell­ing out the hard­ships women face at the Bulawayo The­atre stage last year, Tellers the mu­si­cal will de­but in Harare next month.

The mu­si­cal, an adap­ta­tion of the play Women With­out Hus­bands by Raise­don Baya was di­rected by Bafana Dladla (SA) and pro­duced by Josh Nyapimbi. It will be shown at the Gallery Delta in Harare on May 5 and 6.

A Women in The­atre and Tele­vi­sion (WITT) pro­duc­tion, Tellers is a story of eight women work­ing at a su­per­mar­ket that is strug­gling to stay in busi­ness due to com­pe­ti­tion from “il­le­gal” ven­dors and fi­nan­cial woes.

The women’s love lives, fam­ily is­sues, fi­nan­cial dire straits and re­li­gious be­liefs are il­lus­trated through­out the mu­si­cal and in­tri­cately wo­ven through mu­sic, dance and el­e­ments of po­etry to tell a story filled with drama and de­spair but with hope and tri­umph.

The play’s lively cast re­cently met for re­hearsals at the emerg­ing Bluez Café, a hub in the City of Kings meant for artists to meet and show­case their tal­ent.

“It’s good for the play to spread its wings and tell the story of women,” said mu­si­cian Penny Yon who is also the Bluez Cafe spokesper­son.

“These women are very pow­er­ful. They’re ac­tresses and beau­ti­ful singers who’re also lively dancers. It was amaz­ing watch­ing them re­hearse, singing, danc­ing and de­liv­er­ing a story.”

The cast com­prises of young, en­er­getic and tal­ented ac­tresses, mu­si­cians, singers and dancers that in­clude Lady Tshawe, Donna N, Mem­ory Mguni, Loisianna Charumbira, Del­i­cacy Ngu­lube, Shar­lene Ndlovu and An­gel Mpofu.

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