Paragon Arts mesmerise Chanco with ‘The Marriage Proposal’

Theatre enthusiasts were treated to an amazing experience on Friday evening, 2nd November at the University of Malawi’s Chancellor College, Courtesy of Paragon Arts, one of the fast rising theatre Companies in Malawi.

Paragon Arts performing

Kuipa: We are making progress

Some of the patrons during the show

The event took place in the Little Theatre and it was a fun filled exciting theatrical adventure evening as Paragon Arts performed the classical Anton Chekov play ‘The Marriage Proposal’.

The ‘Marriage Proposal’ is a thought provoking theatre piece; it is a play that resonates with people from all walks of life. It is drama infused with good humor and the youthful Paragon Arts did not disappoint.

The play took the audience on a journey of self discovery and laughing stitches. By simply adding in a few twitches here and there while highlighting some issues the country is currently facing and people were able to relate.

Speaking in an interview the Paragon Arts director Philmon Kuipa Phiri said ‘the event was amazing as people came in large numbers and got a satisfactory perfomance.

“We had a wonderful perfomance and people liked it. We have actually been invited to have an interaction session with drama students back at Chanco by the fine and performing arts department through their Dean Professor Mufunanji Magalasi, we will be back”, he said.

Phiri said the show is part of the national tour that Paragon has organised and they are expected to go to Blantyre, Mzuzu and back to Lilongwe before end November.

The cast of three really did their homework, they are actors of a certain high caliber; Mirriam Phiri is an AMAA nominated actress for her role in Shemu Joyah’s movie ‘The Road To Sunrise’, Ibrahim Affia starred in the movie ’16 bars’ and Beatus plays one of the clubhouse boys in Chiwetel Ejiofor’s directorial debut ‘The boy who harnessed the wind’ and the director Phil Kuipa Phiri really worked magic in fusing the three great talents together.

In an interview Professor Mufunanji Magalasi said he loved the perfomance all rounds and urged performers to keep up the good work.

“I loved the perfomance, it was so exciting and I wish we had the whole night”, he said.

Before the perfomance Paragon Arts conducted a workshop where among others participants were sharing performing arts experiences.

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