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CALL US CRAZY

2/4/2019 12:44:14 PM

Fast-paced, multi conventional, full of puns and intended meaning, CALL US CRAZY


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DOS Productions
by arrangement with Daphne Kuhn presents 

CALL US CRAZY
A Blue collar comedy 

with SELLO SEBOTSANE, MARIETJIE BOTHMA and JOSIAS DOS MOLEELE
Written & directed by JOSIAS DOS MOLEELE

18th June – 6th July

A fast-paced, multi-conventional play, CALL US CRAZY, previews on the 18th June at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square is essentially an hilarious comedy that sees South Africa laughing at itself! The play gives humorous, flash-glimpses into South African life in the townships, rural and urban areas, unconvincing parliamentary debates, challenges in government and more uniquely South African scenarios.

CALL US CRAZY is social commentary at its best starring three of SA’s most loved TV personalities - SELLO SEBOTSANE (Stokvel, Jock of the Bushveld and more recently Mzanzi Magic’s Broken Vows), MARIETJIE BOTHMA (TV presenter, MC for Government events, the Kasi Mlungu in the King Pie TV adverts) and JOSIAS DOS MOLEELE (Rhythm City, Binnelanders and director of our current production Jobe).

It tells the story of a disillusioned road construction worker, Oompie, whose mission is to tar all the roads in the world. Having worked for the same construction company over 27 years, Oompie breaks ranks, after concluding that he works for an ungrateful and chauvinistic employer. While Oompie's dream to tar the world sounds like an impossible and idiotic idea, an ambitious character emerges. He succeeds in opening his own construction company, which he aptly calls Vuka! Africa Road and Paving Construction Company!

Bookings for this delightful local satirical comedy can be made at Computicket (call 0861 915 800 or online www.Computicket.com) or can be made by calling the theatre on 011 883-8606. There are group discounts for schools and special interest groups - and dinner show packages can be made by arrangement with some of the upmarket restaurants on the Nelson Mandela Square.

COMING SOON

NIK RABINOWITZ in WORK IN PROGRESS

12th - 20th July

After a sold out season earlier this year, Nik Rabinowitz returns in DRY WHITE for a one week run.

It’s gonna be a riot!

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Navi Redd fundraiser for A New Hope Dog Rescue Centre

14th July @ 15:00 - tickets are R200 - More info call Shanene on 0833345250

This is a fundraiser for A New Hope Dog Rescue Centre

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JELLIE THE ELLIE

7th - 11th July

CHILDREN'S THEATRE

After the success of ZOEMBA THE RHINO, JELLIE THE ELLIE comes to visit Zoemba's world...
This show explores the themes of oral hygiene, conquering your fears, forgiveness and friendships. 

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BOYS DON'T CRY IN JULY - NDUMISO LINDI

23rd July – 27th July

the gentleman of the South African comedy

Uniquely engaging and hilarious expression of the laughable moments in everyday life...

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HEDY! THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR

13th – 24th August

Direct from America

Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than the most beautiful woman in the world. She invented frequency hopping and spread spectrum technology that makes the world of wireless communication tick.

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MO MAGIC LIVE

27th – 31st August

South Africa’s Top Magician

World class magic, mystifying mentalism and family friendly comedy.

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CUPCAKES AND COMMISERATIONS

3rd – 21st September

Psychological Thriller

There is no recipe to love - CUPCAKES AND COMMISERATIONS is a psychological thriller set in a kitchen in Johannesburg.

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JASON GOLIATH – COUPLES ONLY!

1st – 12th October

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

Hilarious and thought provoking, his authenticity and energetic personality will leave you gaping at a thought, then immediately breaking into raucous laughter.

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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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ONE NIGHT STANDS COMEDY FESTIVAL

30th July - 10th August

A comedy festival featuring some of South Africa’s best comic acts.

10 big names, 10 different shows, 10 days of laughter. 

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FAWLTY FLOWERS

15 – 26 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

Winner of an award 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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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 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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28th June
Violin recital with ZANTA HOFMEYR and MALCOM NAY

5th July
Violinist CARLI D'ALEBOUT from Oslo and CARIN VAN GRAAN on piano
Works by Bach, Grieg and Brahms

12th July
A programme of Deutsche Lieder including the music of Schumann, Wolf and Mendelssohn with CRAIG HOWES

19th July
Revisit the sounds of France and England during the Swing Era of the 1930s, World War II, and beyond with Acoustic Gypsy Jazz Quartet HOT CLUB D’AFRIQUE

26th July
THE GOLDBERG CHAMBER PLAYERS
with CHRISTOPHER EVANS (violin), MORKEL COMBRINK (viola) and WESS BEUKES (cello)

2nd August
A special concert with young musician, PEMBO MASOTE and a 15 piece orchestra

9th August
WOMAN’S DAY CONCERT
with BERTINE VAN SCHOOR (cello) CAMELIA ONEA (violin) and ANNALIEN BALL (piano)

16th August
A LUNCH DATE WITH ZIZA
A unique blend of Eastern European folk tunes and South African jazz sounds with ZIZA MUFTIC
with ROLAND MOSES on piano and NHLANHLA RADEBE on the upright bass

23rd August
SETH ASCH QUINTET

30th August
Tenor ROB RODELL will present a veritable buffet of songs by Donizetti, Handel, Mozart, Strauss and Andrea Bocelli

 

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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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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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