Generations: The Legacy actress taking her skills to the theatre

GENERATIONS: The Legacy actress Chi Mhende is on the move in her acting career.

Chi is taking her acting career off the small screen to theatre.

The actress who plays Wandile in the popular SABC 1 told Sunday Sun that she is extremely excited to be part of a theatre play Pinochio the Pantomine.

Chi told Sunday Sunday: “It’s always such good physical and mental exercise as a performer to work in different mediums. I’m happy to shift back into theatre from TV and what an exciting show to shift into.”

The Zimbabwean-born South African actress said she always wanted to work with Janice Honeyman so she was most certainly praying for the opportunity, so when the offer came, it was received with much delight.

Chi found out mid last year that she will be part of the theatre play and said was looking forward to being in a musical production and also to celebrate this great tradition’s 30th anniversary.

This is not the first time she have been performing professionally for the last 13 years, in plays specifically for 19 years.

Chi said the play means a chance to exercise her singing and musical muscles through story telling.

She said with the help of a very supportive manager and producers she is balancing the two jobs Generations: The Legacy and the Pinochio Pantonmine play.

Chi told the People’s Paper that in all her acts is not considering any bigger to one but hinted that theatre is so much bigger in the performance it requires. This new character, Pussy Galore is also a lot sassier than our gentle Wandi. She is also the show’s villain! Playing a buddy is going to be fun.

She said in either of them is comfortable as performing is her life’s purpose.

The Pinochio Pantonmine play will open on the 11 November to 30 December.

Chi said those who wants to take acting as a career should train, have the knowledge of the craft, go to school first and then get a really supportive agent who will guide them to the right auditions.

She has promised people to expect only magic from the play.

Besides acting Chi is an educator and her heart is dedicated to the charity which she has been blessed to serve in Dramatic Need.

“We work with children aged 13 to 20 on releasing their personal journeys through art. This work birthed the annual concert The Children’s Monologues,” said Chi.

She described being on Generations: The Legacy as an absolute blessing.

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