Norwegian Play To Open New Theatre In The Park

Rooftop Promotions in collaboration with Theatre Nova brings you a play Guinea Fowl at the end of this month.

The play will premiere at the new Theatre in The Park venue on the 27th of this month to December 1st 2015.

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The play premiered in Norway in November 2013 and was co-produced by Rooftop Promotions Daves Guzha.

The international play is also being used as a trial run for the new venue pending its final complexion by year end.

During the day they will also be two day workshops by Actress and Director Simone Thiss day one Acting through action based on the system of Stanislavskijs method for physical actions and action analyses.

Day two it will be Puppetry through paper with Actress and puppeteer Ragni Halle teaching participants how to use paper and other objects, explore the magic of puppet theatre.

The workshop is open to anyone who is interested on the above and should get in touch with Rooftop Promotions offices.

Rooftop Promotions Producer Daves Guzha who co-produced the paly in Norway in 2013 said this follows his visit to Norway to foster new partnership and add to the old existing ones.

This marks the return of productions at the new Theatre in The Park venue and an early Christmas present to all our fans and thespians who for long have endured the long wait for the new space.

For theatre lovers we are having this trail run which will mark the return of theatre in the park and many collaborations with regional and international productions houses.

Already we have secured three more for the first half of 2016 calendar for our regional and international quota for next year.=

Adding that what is also important is to note that the play is being used a trial run to see what is needed and what is not working since this is the first purpose built theatre venue since 1980.

The director of the play Simone Thiis said it means a lot for Theatre Nova to come to Zimbabwe with the play because that was where it started.

In 2012 we went to Zimbabwe for research about Doris Lessing and we met Rooftop Promotions. We have had a great collaboration and it feels important to show this play to the people of Zimbabwe because I think it says something about your history.

Doris Lessing grew up in South-Rhodesia and her novels are very much inspired of her life there. We feel that this play is made for Zimbabwe and finally we have managed to come.

Adding that the main objective is to give the participants a taste of the magical possibilities of puppetry and theatre forms used, that will hopefully inspire them in their future theatre work.

Simone also shared what the audience should expect “an introduction to basic puppetry techniques and acting techniques using various objects and text. We will improvise and have fun together as well as it will be hard work.

The play can give you some thoughts about who Doris Lessing was and get an idea of her work (novels). It can also surprise the audience both in the style of playing, the combining of drama theatre and puppetry and it can hopefully give you a bit of a laugh and some thoughts around communism and imperialism in South Rhodesia. Theatre lovers will not get disappointed. There will also be some juicy stories built up in different scenes that are put together with animation and music of a Zimbabwean musician.

She said she found it as a very big enrichment for the play that a Zimbabwean, Sarari, plays music in the play.

Halle said the purpose is to teach participants and make inanimate objects come to life through breath, counterweight, visual and physical focus and exploration of the senses.

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