The fifth annual contemporary theatre festival of Committed Artists of Namibia (CAN) is now in full swing with the second of three knockout plays staging tonight and tomorrow night at the Ultimate Theatre in Khomasdal.
This time the powerful one-person play, The Teacher, a play by Frederick B. Philander, features with CAN senior actor, Romulus Pietersen in the 80 minute monologue. The Teacher, takes a critical look at the failing Namibian education system with its catastrophic and deep-rooted and far-reaching results and consequences on the whole nation by way of a night-class for adult situation.
Philander makes it very clear that this play is not for the politically fainthearted and immature adults. "Unfortunately the reality of the education system has been a problem since the dawn of Independence, a great concern of all parents and worthwhile political leaders in the country, and will remain a problem for a long time to come. We are hopeful that the new education regime can make a difference now and in the future to the benefit of the nation," he says optimistically,
Romulus Pietersen, a noted local musician, portrays the part of the teacher in his fourth role in a number of flagship stage productions of CAN such as The Bigamist, Eviction, The Blood Brother and Play Land. The show starts tonight at 19h00. Tickets at N$80 are available at the door.