ACTRESS and radio personality Vatiswa Ndara will be the leading light at this year’s first Her Words theatre production, to be held at Port Elizabeth’s Ford Little Theatre next week.
The event, held once every two months, is an interactive women- only show hosted by Lelethu “PoeticSoul” Mahambehlala.
Ndara, a former Metro FM news reader who hails from Mthatha, will be the main act and has prepared a production just for the show.
“This little production is basically about the different and interesting characters that one encounters in one’s life. And in this piece I will perform four characters that I hope will be of interest to the audience,” she said.
PoeticSoul will also recite poems and facilitate the evening.
“Those who usually go to Her Words will understand how different each show is in terms of the main act,” she said.
“The beauty of the show is having no expectations, but to find yourself in the moment.”
PoeticSoul said she would recite new and old poems. “I will make sure the poems I choose speak to the audience and touch on things they can relate to. I don’t like to reveal much, but the poems are for the audience and they will feel that I am talking to them.”
She said her company, LoveLoud, had invited Ndara because of her vast experience as an actress.
“Her acting is phenomenal. The roles she has portrayed [on television] are phenomenal.
“We also invited her because we feel the focus there could be more focus on theatre in Port Elizabeth.”
Ndara has appeared in numerous TV productions, including popular drama series Intersexions, Home Affairs and Nomzamo, all on SABC1.
She has also worked for various radio stations including Algoa FM and Radio 2000. When not performing, she offers her services as a voice-over artist or master of ceremonies.
Tickets to Her Words are available at R100 from Bantu on 0730541491 or by inboxing PoeticSoul Mahambehlala on Facebook.