Lions Arts Theatre has come of age. After thrilling Malawians with its political-satire Semo earlier this year, the group returns to stage on July 8 with another masterpiece, Go to Hell.
Set for premier at Steers Garden in Blantyre, Go to Hell another political thriller, has wooed new faces to its cast with renowned broadcaster, Deus Sandram set to delight fans with his acting skills.
Other members of the cast include Lions old actors Allison Mpunga, Tinashe Mbawala, Francis Chimalizeni, Maureen Mathala, Sharon Mathala, Eliza Kaitano, Denzel Mathala and Thupe Chisiza.
Chisiza told Nyasa Times, the play, which is politically inclined explains the anger of people when they are fed up with plastic lies from elected leaders, who happen to take then for granted.
“Semo was something else, but this play is a bomb in its own capacity. I hope people will be thrilled just as they were with Semo. This is another mile in the history of Lions Arts Theatre as a group,” explained young Chisiza who wrote and directed the play.
According to the synopsis, Go to Hell is set in a Republic of AMOTO led by President Mr Mwazi Ndimamva zandekha Dinyero. The President was all loved by many, transforming AMOTO from the melancholy of poverty towards the path of prosperity.
However, just years into power, Mwazi Ndimamva zandekha Dinyero transformed from a zero corruption tolerant kind of a person to a Mr Know it all, a tyrant and a reckless leader. President Mwazi Ndimamva zandekha Dinyero died mysteriously, this means his vice will take over ….but if that happens what will follow?
“This is a play which is talking about love, infidelity, hate, HIV, the infringement of human rights and political greedy. And it will only be shown once in Blantyre before Lilongwe and Mzuzu shows, so if people miss it then there will be no other chance to watch,” said Chisiza.
One word lingers, if one happens to read the synopsis, isn’t this play another attack on late Bingu wa Mutharika’s autocratic rule? It is yet to be seen as all minds are set be captivated by the claimed masterpiece from Chisiza.