Kurana Dazzles Audience

| June 15, 2015

Stunning costumes, shimmering staging and magical music became the order of the night at Maitisong as the classical tale of poor Kurana hit the stage for the second time running.

Set in ancient Egypt in the Kingdom of Peponi, the story of poor Kurana tells of a girl who was having a hard time with her stepmother and her two spoilt and snobbish sisters and the Maru-A-Pula school drama cast did justice to it.

Written and directed by Clayton Ndlovu, who is a teacher in the drama department at the school, the play featured Mwanje Tembo, Hannah Taylor, Ramin Sabet, Ruby Noble, Rati Matome, Nils Wisotzki, Samantha Moon and Ayanda Mavuma who all did a sterling job on the night.

Even though the night was chilly, performers gave everything they had on the night to dazzle the audience.

As the play unfolded on the Maitisong stage, one could see that Kurana’s sisters were cruel and with the prince of the land searching for the most beautiful girl to be the princess of the kingdom, they were all looking to be chosen by the prince.

The play also told of Kurana’s fairy Godmother, Gwendolin, who would be the chance of happiness for Kurana. As the play unfolded, the audience was taken in by how Kurana did not stand a chance with her two sisters and stepmother.

However, one saw that just maybe she would have a fighting chance with her fairy Godmother in her corner.

The play also threw a spanner in the works by having the prince’s cousin who was now challenging the prince and looking to have the throne all to himself. Meanwhile, Maru-A-Pula has always had a niche for creative arts and the school had continually encouraged its students in that area.

The play was a true family live theatre experience and Maru-a-Pula School has had g reputation for traditional pantomime for some time.

This year, Kurana carried on that tradition by delivering yet another cracking show, delighting audience, both young and old.

The play was amazing and it was more of a modern day Cinderella type of story and the school’s drama department surely had it on point in staging the play.

Source : BOPA

Source : Botswana Daily News

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