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CUPCAKES AND COMMISERATIONS

5/21/2019 12:28:48 PM

Psychological Thriller


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CUPCAKES AND COMMISERATIONS

3rd – 21st September
Written by TAMMANY BARTON
Directed by PENNY BRAMWELL-JONES
with TAMMANY BARTON, DANNY DE BRUYNE, MASASA MBANGENI, ILANIT SHAPIRO, MUZI MTHEMBU, TANJA FRANZEN and ANGELA SPARKS

Cupcakes and Commiserations is a psychological thriller that dances around the kitchen table. The play offers a smorgasbord of love, obsession, investigation and crime. Try baking that in a cupcake?! It comes to life in this new theme on stage #CulinaryCrime. The cast- a talented two hander who present a dark and thrilling piece of theatre.

“There is no recipe to love.” CUPCAKES AND COMMISERATIONS is a psychological thriller set in Johannesburg inside the kitchen of a suburban housewife Nola Thompson who is dealing with the disappearance of her husband.

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

COMING SOON

SIMMI AREFF

24th – 28th September

COMEDY

Simmi Areff is a new face on the comedy scene but making huge impressions on crowds

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JASON GOLIATH – MANSTRUATION: Surviving a Wife

1st – 12th October

Larger than life funny man Jason Goliath, brings you his second one man show, COUPLES ONLY!

MANSTRUATION is a perfect night out. Whether you are in a short-term or long-term relationship, engaged, married, divorced or single, the show is a must see! 

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FAWLTY FLOWERS

15th – 26th October

After a successful run in 2018, FAWLTY FLOWERS returns for a short two week run at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square.

FAWLTY FLOWERS is pure, delicious Fawlty fun from start to finish. Be a guest in the dining room of the infamous Torquay Hotel!

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GERTRUDE STEIN AND A COMPANION

30th October – 16th November

Award-winner at the International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival

This evocative and witty play explores the extraordinary relationship between American modernist author and poet Gertrude Stein and lifelong partner Alice B. Toklas

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JHB Film Festival

19th - 23rd November

The Joburg Film Festival and the MultiChoice Group have embarked on an exciting collaboration to create South Africa’s preeminent film festival.

The festival, which is set to showcase the finest films from more than 16 countries, aims to curate, elevate and celebrate the best stars and films from across Africa and the world and runs from 19 to 24 November 2019.

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ALL YOU ASK OF ME

26th - 30th November

Carly Graeme sings all of your favourite hits, accompanied by Rowan Bakker

Perfect for your year-end functions and family outings, it’s just plain good old fashioned entertainment! 

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ABOUT US


CELEBRATE 22 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 22nd 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 2500 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 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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20th September
THE MAGIC OF OPERETTA
featuring MICHELLE VEENEMANS (soprano), GERRIT KOORSEN (cello) and PAUL FERREIRA (piano)
Works from Vledermaus (Straus), Countess Marazia (Kalman) and The Merry Widow (Lehar)

27th September
THE GENIUS OF BACH
Works for solo cello and solo piano, by the great J.S. Bach.
Featuring LOÏS BOSHOFF (cello) and CARIN VAN GRAAN (piano)

4th October
WITS TRIO
with ZANTA HOFMEYR (violin), MIRO CHAKARAYAN (violin) and SUSAN MOUTON (cello)
Works by Beethoven and Brahms

11th October
with ZANTA HOFMEYR (violin) and SONJA VAN ZYL (piano)
Works by Grieg, Dubussy and Francke

18th October
Mezzo Soprano AUKSE TRINKUNAS
Accompanied on piano by PAUL FERREIRA

25th October
Piano recital with PETER CARTWRIGHT

1st November
French program with works by Jean Franciax, Francios Devienne, Jean Cras and Marcel Tournier with BOBBY VD WATT (flute), GAYLEN SALES (harp), MEGAN KINGON (violin), KATE WHITE (viola) and MAREN DU PLESSIS (cello)

 

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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