Play with a twist hits Bloem


If you’re in the mood for some a dark theatrical production, then head to the Andre Huguenet Theatre at Pacofs in Bloemfontein over the next three days for a special treat.
Drama lovers can expect to watch Moonlight Kamara, which is a production based on a Swahili fairytale. This mysterious thriller promises audiences a thrilling storyline, captivating dance moves as well as poetic prose as a story of good and evil is told.
Playing the role of the villain in the stage play, Kwena Peu, spoke to Bloemfontein Courant explaining that the play is based on a small girl in a village who finds herself drawn to a mystical horse with supernatural powers. She, in her innocence, is unaware of the powers the horse possesses, while Peu’s character realises that in order to tap into the horse’s powers, the girl first needs to die.
”My character, realising the bond between the girl and the horse, then through a tale of poetry and dance, enlists the help of a legion of demons to kill the girl, but there are many obstacles,” Peu says. He also adds that audiences may enjoy this production, particularly because it is retrospective, meaning audiences will be glued to their seats as they try to figure out pieces in the puzzle.
“Because the play is actually a part of Pacofs’ incubation program for young artists, the play will be free to view. As the dancers, we are paid a small stipend by Pacofs,” he said.
Theatregoers can see the piece on November 9, 10 and 11 from 18:30. Peu also warns that doors at Pacofs will close 15 minutes prior to the viewing time, so punctuality is an essential.
The play will feature Peu, Ayanda Dladla, Motlatsi Khotle, Molefi Masilo as well as a few other local dancers. The production is written by Jojo Mokisiri, who was unable to speak to Bloemfontein as rehearsals were underway. – Pulane Choane