MASVINGO – Local theatre artists seem to have struck gold with one of their works, 'Bornfree', a play directed by Charles Munganasa, set to go on a tour of Spain and other countries.
Bornfree was first staged at Charles Austin Theatre a few weeks ago and will tour Spain and China in June and August respectively.
Plans are underway for the play to feature at the World Championships of Performing Arts in the United States of America.
The play will start with a national tour in March where it will be staged in Harare, Bulawayo, Gweru and Mutare.
Munganasa attributed the success of the play to hard work and the contributions of fellow artists and the community.
"It's delightful to note that the play has grown from an impressive launch in Masvingo to international theatres where it is set to be staged. This is a result collective effort by the cast, crew and the support from our community," Munganasa said
The play stars Michael Banda, Ngoni Chinovava, Yanano Musingarambwi, Kudzai Takawira and Takudzwa Ponde.
Born Free focuses on the concept of freedom as told through the eyes of young Bornfree Nyika who is son to Senzeni and Dzinorira Nyika, a former war collaborator who is always violent and abusive because he suspects his wife is cheating.
Dzinorira's abusive behaviour leads him to kill his wife and Bornfree struggles to free himself from his father's grasp and suffers identity crisis.
He then kills his father to avenge the murder of his mother and later finds out that Father Abraham Ndlovu, a priest whom has always admired, is his real father.entertainment