Interdenominational Christian theatre group, The Parables, will for the first time since its launch in 2011 stage Unanswered Questions at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe on Monday in what has been dubbed The VIP Theatre afternoon.
The group’s director Bayana Chunga said it is becoming increasingly expensive to put up a quality production and tour for the play.
“That is why we decided to start with an exclusive VIP performance which may as well subsidise other regular shows in the year,” said Chunga, justifying the decision to charge K5 000 per ticket.
The play—which is scripture-based and attracted a lot of tears and laughter during its premier at Robin’s park in December, Blantyre, last year—explores a young family that struggles with the idea of how a loving God would let suffering affect his children.
The show will be curtain-raised by guitar wizard Faith Mussa and Lawi of the Amati Andikawe fame. The two will warm the audience with their live music artistry before giving way to the play which will start at 3pm.
Mussa recently released his album, Desperate, and is expected to perform a few tracks from the album.
“This is our deliberate move to incorporate music in our work. We believe that music and drama make a useful combination in effective gospel communication” said Lusayo Mhango, the group’s logistical director.