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MY MOTHER’S ITALIAN, MY FATHER’S JEWISH & I’M IN THERAPY!

9/27/2019 1:22:06 PM

one part lasagna, one part kreplach and two-parts Prozac!


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MY MOTHER’S ITALIAN, MY FATHER’S JEWISH & I’M IN THERAPY!

Steve Solomon’s international smash hit, starring leading actor, MICHAEL RICHARD, returns to the Auto & General Theatre on the Square for a limited run. Inspired by Steve’s hilarious family, this delicious play is one part lasagna, one part kreplach and two-parts Prozac! You don’t have to be Italian or Jewish to enjoy it. All you need to know is what it feels like to leave a family dinner with heartburn and a headache! Oy vey! or should that be mamma mia? MICHAEL RICHARD will navigate through a tricky minefield of voices, dialects and sound effects, conjuring an array of wacky family relationships in this joyous production. End the year on a side-slitting note with this festive season celebration of comedy.

Times: Tuesday – Friday @ 20:15 and Saturday @ 18:00 and 20:15

COMING SOON

EVIL

14th – 25th January

adapted from Swedish writer, JAN GUILLOU'S semi-autobiographical novel Ondskan

A “must-see”, thought-provoking and challenging production for all.

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LOVING YOU

28th January – 15th February

Experience the complexities and joys of love and romance through a spectacular re-imagining of the music of Broadway.

Join an award-winning cast for a night of songs from your favourite musicals

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OR NOT TO BE… HOW SHAKESPEARE COULD CHANGE YOUR DEATH!

18th -29th February

What if Shakespeare knew something about death that we don't?

Despite its topic, this show is full of levity and good fun!

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THE NARCISSISTS

3rd – 21st March        

Superb performances by acting luminaries.

starring FIONA RAMSEY, GRAHAM HOPKINS and TESSA JUBBER

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SOBER SEX

1st – 4th April

NTOSH MADLINGOZI is a comedian and actor with a thirteen-year career across comedy, television, cinema and corporate MC work.

SOBER SEX shows Ntosh’s obsessive interest in the human condition that delves into different background observations, self-discovery, male and female dynamics

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BORDERLINE

28th April – 23rd May

A gripping, powerful play that deals with complex family relationships and the consequences of unresolved trauma.

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LOYISO MADINGA in PROBLEM CHILD

26th May – 6th June

Back after a sold out run in 2019

 His brilliant commentary and incredible brand of humour has endeared himself to the public.

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NIK RABINOWITZ LIVE

10th – 20th June

South Africa’s funniest Xhosa-speaking Jewish comedian returns to Sandton in 2020

After numerous sell out seasons at the theatre, NIK RABINOWITZ returns with his new stand up comedy show.

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ABOUT US


The Auto & General Theatre on the Square, BASA AWARD WINNER 2014, has garnered many awards and nominations for theatre excellence. The theatre is a popular and unique venue. In its upmarket Nelson Mandela Square at Sandton City premises, it is certainly living up to its fine reputation.

Theatre producer, owner and artistic director, Daphne Kuhn, holds an MA Degree in Drama, and her special skills range from acting to directing, PR to producing.

The varied and acclaimed productions in this 200-seater adds a vibrant dimension to the entertainment industry and to the cultural enrichment of all. Over 1300 productions - including plays, musicals, lunch hour concerts and youth theatre have been presented in the last 22 years, in addition to numerous corporate events, concerts and industrial theatre.

Message from Owner/Producer Daphne Kuhn:
"My grateful appreciation to all the theatre patrons for their most wonderful support over the past 22 years. Enjoy another season of great theatre. We look forward to seeing you soon!"

 

LUNCH HOUR CLASSICAL CONCERTS

The theatre is delighted to present and  to produce , for the 12th year, its uplifting music programme for all, with leading local and international musicians. It prides itself on being the only venue in Gauteng to host such regular weekly daytime concerts. Concerts take place every Friday at 1pm and unreserved tickets are available at the theatre from 12.30 on the day. The revenue from ticket sales goes to the artists -  so please invite new friends to these weekly music concerts to ensure continuity. 

We would like to thank BASA for the Support Grant to enable the theatre to market these special concerts.

Ticket Price: R50.  The price includes concert, programme, coffee and biscuits.
The only regular daytime music fixture in Gauteng

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13th December
BATTLE OF THE SAXES with MARIUS BRINK (sax & clarinet) and JACOBUS SWART (piano)
End the year on the right note, only at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square with a programme of popular works.

17th January
New Years Celebration with a Gypsy Klezmer concert with MIRO CHAKARYAN (violin) & JACOBUS SWART (piano)

24th January
ZANTA HOFMEYR (violin) and SONJA VAN ZYL (piano)
Works by Grieg, Debussy and Frank

31st January
PIANO FOR SIX HANDS
with CARIN VAN GRAAN, EUGENE JOUBERT and STEPHAN GERICKE

7th February
A PROGRAMME OF HEBREW, YIDDISH AND ENGLISH SONGS
RUSSEL LURIE and EVELYN GREEN

14th February
TRAVELLING THROUGH TOWNS OF EUROPE with FESTIVAL STRING QUARTET
with CAMELIA ONEA (violin), LEONIE GREYLING (violin), KERRYN WISNIEWSKI (cello) and MORKEL COMBRINK (viola)
Works by Debussy, Strauss, Gounod and Schonberg

20th February
Violinist RUPERT MARSHALL-LUCK (from UK) with PETER CARTWRIGHT (piano)

 

We reserve the right to alter or change the programmes without prior notice. 

 

 

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Corporate sponsorship of R12000 per annum in support of the theatre, will be acknowledged by means of an inscription in the theatre foyer and in all theatre programmes.

20 complimentary tickets per month will be made a available to your company. For details and special benefits to staff members and clients, call Daphne Kuhn on 011 883 8606 or 083 377 4969.

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CONTACT


Tel: 0118838606 (Theatre Box Office) or 0861 915 8000 (Computicket) E-Mail: theatreonthesquare@gmail.com

Address:

Nelson Mandela Square (formerly Sandton Square) adjoins Sandton City - just off Rivonia Rd. Entrances to the Square and the parking garage are in West Street and 5th Street, Sandown. Click here to view Google Maps.

PERFORMANCES

Tuesdays to Saturday, at 8:15pm

Saturdays at 6pm and 8:15pm

Show times may differ slightly - please contact the theatre to confirm show times - 011 883 8606

The ramped backstage entrance opens 15minutes before the show. 

Please ensure you are at the theatre 15 minutes before the show. 

Special show times can be arranged should you wish to book the whole theatre

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