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Play thrills theatre lovers


Liatile Mahale the playwright

Tokelo Rasephei

THEATRE lovers were left asking for more after being treated to a highly provocative and entertaining play, I eat what I like by director/producer Liatile Mohale at Alliance Française on Friday.

The one hander play’s plot revolved around the life of independent corporate woman who dumped her unemployed lover and ended up being forced to rely on sex toys for sexual gratification.

Although the play was not overly graphic, the audience’s interest was cultivated and maintained through a carefully constructed plot where the heroine poured out her frustrations and desires to her friend in a dialogue. This was also interspaced with scenes where she brought out sex toys like vibrator from her handbag much to the audience’s surprise and excitement.

The audience showed their appreciation by applauding the performance at the end of the play.

Mohale expressed her delight at staging the play in her country, saying it was first staged to great acclaim by audiences in San Francisco in the United States of America in 2016.

“When I wrote the play, I wrote it as a sad story however the audience laughed, turning it into comedy,” said, Mohale who is also a drama, theatre and arts teacher at Machabeng College.

She also thanked Basotho for coming out in full force to support the project.

The play was staged as part of a series of ongoing events that Alliance Française has lined up for the month of June aimed at promoting the intercultural relationship between France and Lesotho.

Earlier in the day, the audience was treated to a screening of the documentary Does my brain have a sex? which was written and directed by Laure Delesalle.

This is a 52 minute film which explores the differences, if any, between the two sexes.

There are several other events to be staged, culminating in the 30 June discussion seminar, Speak Up 4 Lesotho where the topic will be Is media regulation a form of censorship?

Speakers will be drawn from civil society, government and business.


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