Mzuzu, Lilongwe samples Chisiza’s Semo play

Finally Mzuzu and Lilongwe cities are given a chance to sample out the sumptuous feat of the political satire that is Semo, which is has quickly grown into a demand like hot cakes.

The central and northern regions theatre enthusiasts have been accorded the opportunity to taste the 2011-2012 artist virtuosity by Lions Theatre Company curtsey of Multichoice Malawi.

On Saturday, Semo will be showcased at Katoto Secondary School in Mzuzu before Lilongwe has its treat on Sunday at Chipasula Secondary School. All shows will be in the afternoon.

Part of the Semo play in action

Multichoice Malawi came to the aid of Semo following growing public demanding for the play, which openly disparages the current administration for its inability to administer the country’s economy and political landscape to the best interest of the whole nation.

“Rehearsals have been progressing very well and we are hoping to give Lilongwe and Mzuzu best performances just like the one we had in Blantyre two weeks ago. It’s a play that will make people laugh while enjoying the artistically display by our actors,” said Thlupego Chisiza, who wrote the play together with late Robert Chasowa.

Semo is a play which has an underlying theme similar to Nyamilandu that was written by playwright’s father late Du Chisiza junior.

According to Chisiza, the group has reworked the production to ensure that people in the north and central enjoy the play.

“We have tried to work on some mistakes the audience and some professionals noted. We ensure that people have great performances and best play ever this year,” added Chisiza.

Semo just like Nyamilandu, is a wit criticism to the current political administration, and it is of no surprise as to why law enforcers and the toothless censorship board could not miss an opportunity to suppress the truth in the play.

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