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Kasi to stage play at Madsoc

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Khumbolao Arts and Sports Initiative (Kasi) will tomorrow night premiere their play titled The Painter’s Wife at Madsoc Theatre in Lilongwe.

The premiere of the play will also be spiced up by an art exhibition by visual artist Jethro Longwe.

According to Kasi, the play has been organised as part of raising funds.

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Kasi is an organisation whose mission is to be a springboard for the youth that aims for greatness in the world of sports and arts.

The proceeds will help Kasi to reach out to students in secondary schools and drill them in the world of art.

The group’s creative director Joel Mkandawire said all is set for the premiere of their production and called on people to come in large numbers.

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“It has taken us time to do this because we did not want to give people a half baked production. So, people should expect a magnificent production written by a professional writer and performed by professional actors,” said Mkandawire.

He said that to give people a basket full of arts, they also decided to stage the play alongside an arts exhibition.

“It’s a full package because apart from enjoying the play, people will also have a chance to sample artworks during an exhibition by Jethro Longwe,” said Mkandawire.

He also said that they brought Longwe on board because they have used some of his artworks in The Painter’s Wife.

Mkandawire further said that the group was formed after noticing some gaps in learning, mentoring, exhibiting and performance opportunities for the youth in both primary and secondary schools.

Written by a former Mzuzu University lecturer Mapopa Sanga and directed by Mkandawire, The Painter’s Wife has a cast of eight.

This is a romantic piece about a couple – Kingsley, who is a gifted painter and his wife Jannekke and tells the story of their day to day life and the challenges they face.

It is a play that delves into a lot of issues where every Jim and jack is fighting for survival in these tough economic times.

Some of the actors starring in the play are Aggie Nthenda, Tendai Mganga, Thoko Chimbali, Vivien Ngami, Diana Satha, Fred Kadzizi and Chifundo Manyera.

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