12 February 2019

Zimbabwe: Theatre - State of the Nation Play Tackles Deadly January Unrest

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Police were deployed across Harare after protesters blocked a number of roads (file photo).

Harare — Satirical theatre production, State of the Nation, is set to stage its fourth edition on the 15th and 16th of this month following disturbances which rocked the country in the past weeks.

The play titled 'Vortex' will be held at Theatre in the Park, Harare Gardens.

Directed by Peter Churu, 'Vortex' features renowned actor-producer, Daves Guzha, Tafadzwa Bob Mutumbwi, Patience Phiri and multi-award-winning actress, Eunice Tava.

In a statement, Churu indicated that the play will highlight important matters in Zimbabwe such as justice, peace, nation building and culture.

"We have put together an exciting team to do justice to the important themes of today's Zimbabwe," he said.

"Now more than ever before, Zimbabwe needs this vehicle as we endeavour to create the Zimbabwe that we want.

"The finest judicial and legal statutes will remain meaningless unless the citizenry is empowered to have ownership of their destinies."

The astounding play comes after a military crackdown in the country last month resulted in the fatalities and dozens on injuries.

"Clearly it is time for nation building conversation between the citizens and the state," said Guzha.

"It's time to reflect and build on frameworks which this society is anchored.

The State of the Nation Vortex' is an urgent call for Zimbabwe to dialogue with itself.

It will show on the 15th to 16th of February at 6 PM and 3 PM respectively.

Advance tickets are available at the venue for $10.

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