(Last Updated on March 25, 2022 by zimdaily)
HARARE – Children’s Performing Arts Workshop (Chipawo) director Chipo Basopo-Chindungwe has said their latest play titled Secrets of A Woman’s Soul seeks to expose challenges affecting women. Basopo-Chindungwe told NewsDay Life & Style that the play, based on a true story written by Lutanga Shaba, was produced as part of women’s month celebrations.
The month of March has been set aside to celebrate women’s contributions to history and contemporary society.
“The play Secrets of A Woman’s Soul was written by Lutanga Shaba based on a true story narrating her ordeal as a young child as well as her mother’s fate. It was then adopted by Chipawo members, Kavanagh Msengu, Tinotenda Wakatama, and Deon Pircardo,” she said.
“The play is about a woman, Linga, and her mother Beata as they struggle to survive, are manipulated into offering sex favours by the same old men and how she had to take care of her mother when she became sick. All these were kept secrets.”
Basopo-Chindungwe said the play was based on the themes of sexual manipulation, abuse, child labour and child pregnancy.