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Nik Rabinowitz in DRY WHITE

12/10/2018 12:51:41 PM

Having recovered from his early-onset midlife crisis just in time for Cape Town to almost become the world’s first city to run out of water, stand-up comic NIK RABINOWITZ decided to explore the recent water crisis for his new show DRY WHITE


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Nik Rabinowitz in
DRY WHITE
 
13th - 23rd February 2019
 
In DRY WHITE, Nik Rabinowitz decided to explore the water crisis for his new show. Mostly because everyone thought the drought in Cape Town was going to last forever.

Spoiler alert: it didn’t. Now Nik will be forced to discuss other stuff too, which is a good thing because he feels like Jo'burgers didn't care thaaat much about the drought anyway.
 
Some additional topics include: love, marriage, infidelity, transphobia, staying woke post forty, and whether the land should be given back. Just kidding, what white person wants to discuss that?!

It’s going to be a riot! Bookings for DRY WHITE are now open at Computicket (call 0861 915 800 or online www.computicket.com) or can be made by calling the theatre on 011 883-8606.

COMING SOON

TEASE!

25th February – 21st March

TEASE!, a new stage show featuring South Africa’s ‘Queen of Comedy’, TUMI MORAKE and the original Cavewoman, VANESSA FROST

First lady of comedy, TUMI MORAKE and the original Cavewoman, VANESSA FROST team up again in Naledi-nominated TEASE! at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square.

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LOYISO MADINGA in PROBLEM CHILD

27th – 31st March

PROBLEM CHILD is not only about a private school mis-education, it’s a comedy show where hopefully you’ll come out more educated.

PROBLEM CHILD is not only about a private school mis-education, it’s a comedy show where hopefully you’ll come out more educated.

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BRUTAL LEGACY

2nd – 27th April

"Searing, heartbreaking, triumphant” - Sisonke Msimang

A gripping, uplifting and dramatic adaptation of former television and radio personality,TRACY GOING’s new book BRUTAL LEGACY

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ODD MAN OUT

30th April – 18th May

Back by popular demand after rave reviews IN 2018

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CALL US CRAZY

18th June – 6th July

Fast-paced, multi conventional, full of pun and intended meaning, CALL US CRAZY is essentially an hilarious comedy

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REFLECTIONS ON A LEGEND: 46664

24th February

A reflection on Nelson Mandela's life through music...

A reflection on Nelson Mandela's life through music... 

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ABOUT US


CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF FINE THEATRE at the AUTO & GENERAL THEATRE ON THE SQUARE!

AUTO & GENERAL EXTENDS ITS SPONSORSHIP/NAMING RIGHTS FOR SANDTON’S THEATRE ON THE SQUARE FOR ANOTHER YEAR!

Daphne Kuhn, who established the Theatre on the Square in Rosebank in 1994, and then in Sandton in 1997, is very excited and proud to announce that its sponsorship by insurance giant, Auto & General Insurance, has been extended for another year.  This was announced during the 20th birthday celebrations of the theatre last week.
 
“This association and investment in the theatre will be an injection of much needed funding for development - and fuel for creativity! The theatre has provided the infrastructure, work opportunities and exposure for scores of actors, writers, directors, designers, comedians, musician and technicians. It has produced or presented over 1800 new productions and concerts in the last two decades, as well as children’s theatre, workshops, corporate events, regular jazz and weekly lunch hour classical concerts. The theatre has been acknowledged with awards bearing witness to its huge contribution to the cultural life of South African”, says Kuhn.
 
According to Tom Creamer, CEO of Auto & General Insurance, “We are thrilled to support the Theatre on the Square.  We hope that our sponsorship will assist in nurturing, developing and exposing the wealth of proudly South African talent and product.”
 
The Auto & General Theatre on the Square has not only been blessed with a supportive sponsor, but with a theatre angel too - Carolyn Steyn, the founder of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day. With her impeccable style and theatre background, Carolyn also initiated and managed the refurbishment of the theatre and is the official Patron of the Auto & General Theatre on the Square.
 
 “We have a, a dynamic line-up of new, local and international plays, including comedies, classical music, jazz and youth projects with our wealth of incredible South African talent to uplift the cultural life of all. We shall now be able to continue to stage plays, inimitable satire, consummate performances, finest music and be an important theatrical voice that reflects on our lives and attitudes in South Africa,” concludes Kuhn.



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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 20 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 20 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 10th 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.

Hartham Properties has come on board together with a Supporting Grant  from BASA for assisting with marketing.

Ticket Price: R50.  The price includes concert, programme, coffee and biscuits.
The only regular daytime music fixture in Gauteng
We reserve the right to alter or change the programmes without prior notice. 

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22nd February
A NIGHT IN PARIS
TONYA KOENDERMAN encapsulates the love of drama and romance
as only the French can do.  It features powerful songs of the ever passionate Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and Charles Aznavour.

1st March
SUNSET SERENADE
Popular classical favourites for strings, flute and harp
PETA ANN HOLDCROFT (cello), MALANE HOFMEYR BURGER (flute), IRENE TSONIFF (violin), VLADIMIR IVANOV (viola), IVO IVANOV (violin) and ROSEMARY KANE (harp)

8th March
KRISTEL BIRKHOLTZ and RORY GADDIN
Cherry Pill – husband and wife guitar/violin duo will present a foot-tapping gypsy-jazz concert in the style of Grappelli/Reinhardt. Renditions will include Si Tu Savais, Swing Gitane and Czardas

15th March
VIRTUOSO FLUTE MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD
featuring Flautist KHANYISELE MTETHWA And Pianist PETER CARTWRIGHT.
Works by Bazzini, Taktakishvili, Asman, Ian Clarke, Rimsky Korsakov and Hendrik Hofmeyr

22nd March
VIOLIN AND PIANO CONCERT 
with CAMELIA ONEA and ANNALIEN BALL

29th March
Pianist SONJA VAN ZYL combines her talents with cellist MORNE VAN HEERDEN

5th April
VIOLIN DUO
ELENA ZLATKOVA and KRISTEL BIRKHOLTZ
present a selection of well-known classics and music themes from the movies - on electric violins!

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP


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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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TWEETS


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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