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Mphundu Mjumira, team start rehearsals in Germany

Veteran actor Mphundu Mjumira, said Friday that they were looking forward to doing the best having started rehearsals in Germany where they are playing different roles in a Theater Konstanz production of Wole Soyinka’s play King Baabu.

“We have started rehearsals but for now I cannot say which roles we have been given because they are still trying out,” Mjumira said.

Mjumira is in Germany alongside Maxwell Makande, Noah Bulambo, Felistus Kamuloni and veteran actress Dipolathu Katimba.

“The team here is excited that we are part of the production and again they are looking forward to learning from us as well,” he said.

Mjumira is starring in a Theatre Konstanz production not for the first time as in 2018 he also played the lead role in a play titled Fear Eats the Soul which went on to tour Germany and Malawi.

“As I indicated when we were leaving, we will be here for three months. We will tour with the production and there is also a chance that the play will also tour in Malawi. We just want to thank Theater Konstanz for believing in us, in picking us they saw potential,” he said.

King Baabu is a naked satire on the rule of General Abacha of Nigeria, the play chronicles the debauched rule of General Basha Bash, who takes power in a coup and exchanges his genera’s uniform for a robe and crown rechristening himself King Baabu.

“We hope this relationship with Theater Konstanz will continue. This is part of uplifting theatre and also show the world that this is a career worth pursuing,” Mjumira said.

Meanwhile Migrant Arts had their first performance at Bungabunga Bar in Burundi where they are participating at the Buja Sans Taboo Festival. They were expected to hold their last performance at the same venue Friday.

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