One of the country’s English theatre groups, Solomonic Peacocks has left the country for a three-day theatre festival in Copperbelt, Lusaka, Zambia.
Solomonic left the county by road on Tuesday to attend the get-together of actors dubbed April International Festival organized by Zambia’s Yezi Arts.
In an interview with Nyasa Times, the group’s Director Macarthur Matukuta said they were expecting to showcase one play during the festival.
“We are expected to stage Hot Undercurrent, which is one of the best plays we have produced in the past years. It is the storyline and the essence of the play that forced us to showcase it during the festival,” Matukuta said.
According to Matukuta the festival was initially slated for earlier this month before being rescheduled to this month end.
“The organizers are incurring all our accommodation costs except the travelling expenses. We are excited and geared to give the Zambian audience nothing but the best. This is our first time to perform in Zambia and we will take it as an advantage to leave an impact as well as sell Malawi on international stardom,” explained Matukuta.
The April International Festival is being organized by Yezi Arts jointly with National Arts Council of Zambia. The gathering is expected to be glanced by other theatre groups from other countries apart from Malawi.
Solomonic Peacocks were invited to the festival as representative of Blantyre Arts Festival (BAF), an annual gathering of artists both local and international.