Veil of Pain shows at Playhouse

THE Gracious Mwiya Zeko Theatre Club last week returned to the Lusaka Playhouse stage with the play titled Veil of Pain.
The play, authored by up-and-coming author Maggie Mbewe and directed by Chanda Mwansa, deals mainly with the issue of love.
In the play are high school love birds Sibongile (Betty Manjata) and Emmanuel (Moses Tembo), who fulfil their dream of getting married.
Unfortunately for them, marriage is not as rosy as they had thought. Five years after tying the knot, they struggle to have children.
Emmanuel’s mother, Mrs Gondwe (Hellen Kaumba), puts her son under pressure to marry another woman, but his deep love for Sibongile will not allow him to do so.
But Emmanuel’s brother, Joshua (Jeff Mukobela), heats up things as he confesses his long-time bottled-up feelings for Sibongile.
Later, Sibongile conceives and gives birth to twins; and instantly wins the favour and love of her mother-in-law.
Unfortunately for them, the twins die a year later, and their death leaves a trail of pain and unanswered questions as Emmanuel, a pastor, finds out that he did not father the children.
Meanwhile, Natutambe Theatre is next month expected to stage a play titled Demolishing Democracy, which is based on the original script by Zimbabwean Tafadzwa Muzondo.
The play, to be directed by Isaac Kalumba, will go on stage at the Lusaka Playhouse on June 4 and 5, 2015.

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