Monday, July 19, 2010

The Stephen Chifunyise Thatre Arts Festival

The 'Stephen Chifunyise Theatre Arts Festival' held at the University of Zimbabwe’s Beit Hall on 6 July 2010 to celebrate Chifunyise's work was a wonderful idea. Chifunyise has been involved in top Zimbabwe drama for over three decades now. For me, his major works are Two Angry Young Men, Wedding Night, Intimate Affairs, Muramu,Waiting for Constitution and Heal the Wounds. The last two are currently on a national tour after showing at the Theatre in the Park.There was enactment of excerpts of key scenes from a cross section of Chifunyise drama and various testimonies by people who have worked with the playwright and scholar. The man sat there, humbly and quietly picking his teeth with what appeared like a matchstic.Many thanks to the Theatre Arts Department (UZ)for coming up with this idea.

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