Thursday, 12 June 2008
Discrit Zimbabwe, June 12, 2008 **
By Simon Tengende
La Mama until June 12 to 29, 2008
Reviewer: Kate Herbert
Discrit Zimbabwe translates as “dispassionately critical of Zimbabwe” and Simon Tengende’s compelling story is very critical of Mugabe’s policy to reclaim land from white families.
The production lack polish, but is written and performed with passion and commitment by Australian immigrants from Zimbabwe.
Ratidzo Mambo is a young actress with has talent and Tengende’s script captures some of the violence and pain of the infamous land invasions in both English and Shona, the language of Zimbabwe.
By Kate Herbert