Married Virgin a hit
By CLEVER ZULU -
THEATRE might not be as popular as music in some cycles, but those that spared their time to watch the hilarious play, Married Virgin by Bantu theatre had a weekend to remember.
Written by Leo Simukoko and directed by Francis Malunga, Married Virgin proved that theatre can still provide quality family entertainment, as the mind provoking play did.
Starring Leo Simukoko (Jack) who had just married his long-term girlfriend Lwendi Michelo (Amanda), the couple was about to enjoy their life as wife and husband but something went wrong during the honeymoon.
Amanda, a virgin, had waited all her life to make love to her husband for the first time but it was not to be as Jack collapsed before he could even make love to his wife.
Jack had a stroke and had to be confined to a wheelchair while the doctor discovered that the man could not speak or hear as a result of the stroke.
The illness brought about pressure on Amanda who had to keep her head up by resisting her sister’s (Bianca) suggestion for her to have a boyfriend since the husband was incapable of performing conjugal duties two years into their marriage.
Bianca even suggested that their servant, Japhet, helps Amanda conceive because his wife had just given birth to twins back home.
The predicament saw Jack’s doctor friend, Jere, help out attending to his colleagues’ ailment.
In the midst of all the confusion, Amanda fell pregnant as all hands pointed to Japhet as the one responsible.
As the fire was brewing in the house, little did everyone in the house know that Jack and doctor Jere had conspired to fake the stroke because Jack was HIV positive and didn’t want to infect his lover, Amanda.
Jack killed Japhet but while he returned home to his unsuspecting wife who knew that Japhet had taken Jack for a walk to catch some fresh air, he overhead his wife telling Doctor Jere that he had changed since he impregnated her!
The secret had been revealed and now what next?
Jack confessed why he had faked the stroke and explained that he never wanted to infect his wife as he was HIV+ and that he heard everything that was being said in the house before he killed his wife, the Doctor and Bianca before finally committing suicide.
A great play indeed proving that theatre is still great family entertainment.