Lions Theatre Company will take to the stage today and tomorrow at Nanzikambe Arts Café for a performance of their latest play Wankhungu wa Njuga (Gambling Thieves).
The theatre house has dedicated the play to some of theatrical fallen legends such as Du Chisiza, Gertrude Kamkwatira, Fred Muphuwa, Henry Ntalika and Charles Severe.
In an interview, Lions Theatre director Thlupego Chisiza said they have decided to honour the theatre giants because they feel they might be forgotten if nobody talks about them.
“If you can ask an 18 year old whether they know any of these legends, it is likely that they will tell you that they do not know them, so we want to create a culture of cherishing the those that contributed well to the industry,” said Chisiza, son of departed theatre maestro Du Chisiza.
Wankhungu wa Njuga, which is set in Lilongwe, centres on story of a protagonist who is a police officer who rises all the way to the top of the ranks because of political connections, but lives in a troubled home despite his wealth.
Judges Cultural Troupe will curtain raise the event and the cast for Wankhungu wa Njuga include Misheck Mzumara, Thlupego Chisiza, Mariam Pondani, Olivia Mkandawire and Frank Naligonje.
Chisiza emphasised that they will be very time conscious and the play will start at 6:30 pm on all days.
“We want to give chance to people that come from far areas to get back home in good time,” said Chisiza.