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LAND ACT

5/22/2018 1:56:59 PM

From the team who brought us the sold out PAY BACK THE CURRY and STATE FRACTURE


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DAPHNE KUHN
by arrangement with MVG & DMR PRODUCTIONS presents

LAND ACTS
by MIKE VAN GRAAN
directed by ROB VAN VUUREN
with DANIEL MPILO RICHARDS

10th – 28th July 

LAND ACTS, the third collaboration between the creative team responsible for the award-winning satirical revues Pay Back the Curry (2016) and State Fracture (2017), will commence its run at Sandton’s Auto and General Theatre on the Square immediately after the National Arts Festival, from 10 July 2018. In June the production enjoyed a sell-out season and rave revues in Cape Town at the Kalk Bay theatre where it premiered.

Written by Mike van Graan (Green Man Flashing), directed by Rob van Vuuren and again featuring the incredibly talented Daniel Mpilo Richards, Land Acts takes on the theme of land, the catalyst for much controversy and anxiety within the contemporary South African landscape.

LAND ACTS has evoked enthusiastic audience responses for its varied perspectives on the land theme, for the theatricality of the show and its diverse forms of song, drama, storytelling and poetry, and for the sheer talent of its solo performer.

Pay Back the Curry and State Fracture both premiered on the Fringe of the National Arts Festival, while LAND ACTS has been developed over the course of its short run at the Kalk Bay Theatre before its season at the National Arts Festival, and its run at the Theatre on the Square.

Pay Back the Curry was performed more than 120 times around the country, earning critical acclaim and consistently high praise for Richard’s performance for which he won the 2016 Naledi Theatre Award for the Best Newcomer/Breakthrough Artist. State Fracture picked up a Standard Bank Ovation Award and Richards earned the Standard Bank Ovation Award for Stand-Out Performance at the National Arts Festival in 2017. Richards has performed a combination of sketches from both shows at the Jive Cape Town Comedy Festival as well as abroad in Kigali, Rwanda; the Comedy Festival in London and most recently in Stockholm, Sweden.

LAND ACTS promises to be at least as provocatively entertaining as its predecessors. Bookings can be made through Computicket - www.computicket.com or tele-book on 0861 915800. Bookings can also be made by calling the theatre’s box office on 011 883 8606. Enquire about group booking discounts and dinner/show packages at one of the restaurants on the Nelson Mandela Square to complete a fine evening of provocative satirical theatre and entertainment!

COMING SOON

FAWLTY FLOWERS

31st July - 11th August

FAWLTY FLOWERS is pure, delicious Fawlty fun from start to finish

FAWLTY FLOWERS is pure, delicious Fawlty fun from start to finish

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A COUCH AND A PIANO

13th – 25th August

An hilarious musical about divorce

Every song in A COUCH AND A PIANO is a popular classic, with each song relating to different aspects of the emotional divorce spectrum.

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FREUD’S LAST SESSION

28th August – 15th September

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - FREUD’S LAST SESSION

Two legendary scholars debate religion, sex, love, the existence of God, and the meaning of life itself

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CHRISTINE & THE KILTS

18th - 29th September

featuring songs from Christine Weir’s album Invision, and also showcases some of the most beautiful Scottish and Irish standards

If you love that Celtic sound and feel like some guid Scottish humour, then button up your fly, grip onto your trouser belt and get yourself down to the Auto & General Theatre on the Square for CHRISTINE WEIR AND THE KILTS.

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ODD MAN OUT

2nd – 21st October

ODD MAN OUT is a new comedy by AUSTRALIA'S most prolific playwright David Williamson.

Described as an unconventional romantic comedy... The main theme is a couple dealing with the fact that one is naturally socially adept and one isn’t quite so good at that — and that’s where a lot of the comedy comes from. 

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STUART TAYLOR’S FUNNY YOU SHOULD SAY THAT

23rd October  - 3rd November

Stuart Taylor returning to the stage with his hilarious new offering, Funny You Should Say That.

Stuart Taylor returning to the stage with his hilarious new offering, Funny You Should Say That.

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THE REVLON GIRL

6th November – 1st December

"A brilliant piece of theatre... And the performances are superb" ★★★★ The Wee Review

The Auto & General Theatre on the Square presents a remarkably warm, sorrowful, and times funny drama about survivors, small-town bickering and make-up.

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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.
 
 “In 2017/8 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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13th July
VIOLIN AND PIANO DUET with VIARA MARKOVA and ANNELIEN BALL
Works by Schubert and Korngold

20th July
BOBBY VAN DER WATT (flute), CAMELIA ONEA (violin), ELMARIE VAN DER VYFER (viola), MAREN DU PLESSIS (cello) and TESSA OLIVIER on piano.
Works by Mozart, Dvorak, Mahler, Piazzolla and JS Bach.

27th July
An hour of African Classical Crossover celebrating Nelson Mandela
with well known musical ensemble, GIFTED FOLKS

3rd August
WARMTH IN WINTER- a programme of richly melodic music by Tchaikowsky, Faure, Debussy, Kuhlau and Godard with ISABEL BRADLEY (flute) and SUSAN VAN DER WAT (piano)

10th August
Marimba and Flute concert with MAGDA DE VRIES and MALANE HOFMEYR-BURGER

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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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