Botswana gears up for World Theatre Day

25th Mar 2013

Botswana will be putting on quite a show this month as theatre artists from the cities of Gaborone, Francistown and Selebi-Phikwe mark the 51st World Theatre Day on March 27 through a varied artistic programme.

According to organisers, this includes a discussion on the state of theatre in Botswana, theatre performance, play-reading, music, dance and poetry performances.

People on holidays and tours in Botswana will learn all about the local culture and heritage should they manage to catch any of the performances.

"More than anything, there is need to reaffirm people's appreciation of the healing power of theatre by allowing voices to speak, the way it can shape people's opinions and how it brings together people from different backgrounds," said Edward Moroka Mandy of Mandy Promotions.

According to Mandy, for the past 51 years theatre has been used for its power to move, inspire, transform and educate in ways that no other art form has done in the country.

Modise Ras Mokete is expected to pluck his trademark guitar tunes while Afro Poetry will also be helping to display the nation's creative talent.

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