Return of Max DC: Emancipation Theatrical Ensemble

Emancipation Theatrical Ensemble has come out of its hibernation with a stage piece The Journey, set to revive the country’s gradually dying English theatre.

The group, which has been one of long serving English Theatre groups after the demise of two-top-notch groups, Wakhumbata Ensemble Theatre as well as Wanna-Do Ensemble Theatre, will stage its 2014 production on the afternoon of Sunday May 4th at Nanzikambe Arts Café.

Written by the group’s director, Maxwell Chiphinga popularly known as Max DC in the music and poetry world, the play features some of the country’s finest actors including award winning movie actress, Flora Suya as well as comedian Isaac Bonongwe.

Part of the scene

Part of the scene

The Journey is a story about two people, Menina, a princess from Malaya Kingdom and Fatso, a prince from Chingota Kingdom. The two bump into each other by chance and discover they are all victims of the same situation.

As times change, certain traditions in kingdoms are becoming hard to be adhered to by the youth as they too want to join the world on the journey of modernization. Fatso is in love with Menina, but she is reluctant.

“In the end we see a new twist to the story as Menina is suddenly impersonated by a mysterious twin, the events in the last scene are fascinating, intriguing and breath-taking which is why people should not dare to miss this play,” Max DC told Nyasa Times.

Emancipation Theatrical Ensemble is third top theatre group to stage plays at Nanzikambe Arts Café this year following Logos Theatre and Lions Theatre; and The Journey puts to an end the group’s long absence on the scene which was a more like a window to venture into several movie productions.

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