What happens when a magistrate finds out the accused in a case she is handling is the father who deserted here? That is part of the drama unfolding in The Misbegotten, a play Slomonic Peacocks plans to launch on December 4.
According to the group’s director MacArthur Matukuta, the one-and-half hour play addresses corruption and parenthood. “Should these two interfere with the course of justice? Should cases of crimes committed in one regime be thrown out when there is a change in the leadership? Should those who commit crimes in the present regime not face the law until they are no longer in power?” wondered Matukuta.
Outlining the programme, Matukuta said the group will be at Madsoc Theatre on December 4 before a rural performance at Atsikanapaulendo Secondary School two days later before hitting the road for the Blabtyre Cultural Centre on December 15.
Written by Lilongwe-based Sam Kanyama, the play comes after the group produced a collabo with German group Fraulein Wunder AG.