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ASK WALTER

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A new South African comedy of errors


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Daphne Kuhn and Zee Ntuli proudly present a new SA comedy

ASK WALTER

15th May – 4th June

 

Starring JEREMIAH MNTONGA, RICCI-LEE KALISH,
ARTHUR BONGANI ZITH, JAMES REYNOLDS and DENEL HONEYBALL

 

Directed by AIMEÈ GOLDSMITH
Written by AIMEE GOLDSMITH and ZEE NTULI
Multi-media facets directed by acclaimed film- maker, ZEE NTULI

Zee Ntuli and Daphne Kuhn are thrilled to present a new SA comedy of errors with a phenomenal and high profile young South African cast!

Walter, a psychology major drop-out has miraculously landed his own TV talk show. He is out of his depth, and totally incompetent. Despite this, he intends on bluffing his way. Walter is dating the show’s producer Jade, an abrasive, vapid, foul-mouthed go-getter. Unlike Walter, she fits right into the high intensity, hostile world of live television. She is willing to do whatever it takes to succeed. She is admired by the show’s floor manager, Maureen, who exists to impress Jade. Things get complicated when the show’s new cameraman arrives - Trent, a woman’s man in every way. Unfortunately for the lusting Jade, she is too self-absorbed to realize that Trent is head of heels in love with Walter. The situation spirals out of control, when the show’s first guest arrives with hilarious consequences. 

ASK WALTER has a remarkable team driving the show. It has been created and co-written by Aimee Goldsmith and film-maker, Zee Ntuli. Seen recently at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Waiting for Jack and Cheers to Sarajevo, Aimee is proud to announce that this is the first theatre show that she and Zee Ntuli will be working on together.  Zee Ntuli previously directed Aimee Goldsmith in TV drama Mshika Shika, as well as several commercials. His feature film Hard to Get, did both the local and international circuit and received numerous awards at acclaimed international festivals. Netflix has now bought the rights to the film. Zee also recently wrote and directed Lokoza which premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. Aimee who has spent the last few years on stage with her play Cheers to Sarajevo (which premiered in Austria last year), is now taking a back seat from performing and is directing the well-known cast. Heading up the show is Jeremiah Mtonga, a known TV personality. Gorgeous fashion Blogger and the face of The Big Bad Wolf, Ricci Lee Kalish plays his love interest. Ricci is also known for her hypnotizing performance in Necktie Youth. Others in the cast are Arthur Bongani Zith, James Reynolds and Denel Honeyball.

The comedy will run at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square from 15th May – 4th June 2017. There will be 6 performances per week - Tuesdays to Fridays at 8.15pm and two shows on Saturdays at 6pm and 8.15pm. Enquire about dinner show specials and group discounts. Call the theatre on 011 883-8606 or book online: www.computicket.com or tel. the Computicket call centre: 0861 915 8000

Show times Tues-Fri at 8.15 and 2 shows on Sat at 6pm and 8.15.

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8th July @ 20h00

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ABOUT US


CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF FINE THEATRE

at the AUTO & GENERAL THEATRE ON THE SQUARE!

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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.

12th May
A captivating programme for Flute and Piano with ISABEL BRADLEY and SUSAN VAN DER WAT
with works by Rachmaninoff, Poulenc and Kuhlar

19th May
MOMENTS WITH MENDELSSOHN
Duo with CAREL HENN (cello) and ELIZE KRUGER (piano)

26th May
In concert with two leading SA violinists MIRO CHAKARYAN and ZANTA HOFMEYR
Works for two violins by G.Tarttini, H.Wieniavski, M.Moszkowski, J.Halvorsen and D.Shostakovich

2nd June
Violinist PENDO MASOTE accompanied by SUSAN VAN DER WAT
Works by Mozart, Paganini and Vivaldi

9th June
Accomplished flautist MALANE HOFMEYR-BURGER is accompanied by the talented young AMY STESSL.
They will play Doppler’s Concerto for two flutes and works by Mozart, Faure, Bach and Demersseman.

16th June
No Concert Due To Public Holiday

23rd June
Violin Concert with DAVID TOMBAK and ILSE MYBURGH (piano)
Works by Vivaldi, Veracini, Schubert and Smetana

30th June
Harp and Guitar recital
with INGRID JANSE VAN RENSBURG and DILLON DAVIE

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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 for The Gruffalo are Monday to Saturday at 11am and 3pm

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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