Kwathu Drama Group has gone back to its old files to fish out its 2014 production Kulira kwa Ana to be staged at Gymkhana Club in Zomba and Blantyre Cultural Centre (BCC) this coming weekend.
The first performance is on Saturday at Gymkhana Club before dating BCC on Sunday.
Written by the group’s director, Eric Mabedi, popularly known as Jakobo, Kulira kwa ana was Kwathu’s fourth and last production in 2014.
Asked why they had brought back the play which they premiered in 2014, Mabedi, said the play has a message that still stands out today.
“Again, we have been asked by our fans that we should be giving them some of the old plays and so we are responding to this call. It is the same with musicians—who perform some of their old songs during live performances and this gives people memories,” Mabedi said.
In 2014, Kulira kwa ana had a cast of, among others, Bon Kalindo, better known as Winiko, and Evans Mbewe.
“We will miss Bon Kalindo and Evans Mbewe this time around and in their place we have Ben Maluwasa and Allison Mpunga. The rest of the other actors are featuring in the production,” he said.
This is a play that focuses on men who impregnate women and abandon their responsibilities of taking care of children. The play centres on a story of Blessings, played by Charles Mphoka, who impregnates Mervis played by Linda Chatha and yet he has a fiancée by the name of Nora played by Emma Chikwembeya.
Kwathu has only staged one new production Dziko, which was premiered in April.
“We only came out with part one of Dziko, We were supposed to have part two but, due to the political environment at the moment we have failed,” the veteran actor said.