ISBN: 9780797446434, 64 pages
Reviewed by Memory Chirere
Although I am yet to see it on stage, veteran Shona playwright, Willie L Chigidi’s latest and sixth play, Zvinoda Kutangira Pasi, shakes the faith of some of us who have not had opportunity to think deeply about the real lives of actors and how it may relate with their work.
Although we know that acting is imitation, would you stand it, if as in Zvinoda Kutangira Pasi, your wife appears in a local tv drama as somebody’s girl friend? Where would you put your eyes when her tv drama man gives her a lingering kiss in one scene and proceeds to go in between the sheets with her in front of the whole nation? Would you simply watch from the couch in the sitting room? If you are in the bar with some dear friends, would you dismiss it and say: “Well, they are just acting”?