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BRUTAL LEGACY

1/23/2019 12:25:14 PM

"Searing, heartbreaking, triumphant” - Sisonke Msimang


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Daphne Kuhn and Lesedi Job present 

TRACY GOINGs

BRUTAL LEGACY

directed by LESEDI JOB
starring NATASHA SUTHERLAND
with CHARLIE BOUGENON and JESSICA WOLHUTER

2nd – 27th April 


A gripping, uplifting and dramatic adaptation a new book, BRUTAL LEGACY, is now being created!  The play is based on the book by former television anchor and radio personality, TRACY GOING and her story of survival, inspired by her memoirs. The new South African production will preview on the 2nd April and premiere officially on the 3rd April at Sandton’s Auto & General Theatre on the Square. It will be directed and adapted by award winning theatre maker LESEDI JOB with a cast including “Scandal” TV star NATASHA SUTHERLAND, CHARLIE BOUGENON and JESSICA WOLHUTER.

When South Africa's golden girl of broadcasting, Tracy Going's battered face was splashed across the media back in the late 1990s, the nation was shocked. South Africans had become accustomed to seeing Going, glamorous and groomed, on television or hearing her resonant voice on Radio Metro and Kaya FM. Sensational headlines of a whirlwind love relationship turned horrendously violent threw the "perfect" life of the household star into disarray. What had started off as a fairy-tale romance with a man who appeared to be everything that Going was looking for - charming, handsome and successful - quickly descended into a violent, abusive relationship. The rosy love-cloud burst just five months after meeting her "Prince Charming" when she staggered into the local police station, abused and bruised.  A short relationship became a two-and-a-half-year legal ordeal played out in the public eye.

Women abuse in South Africa has reached endemic levels. This is why four influential South African women (Tracy Going, Lesedi Job, Natasha Sutherland and Daphne Kuhn) have come together to recreate Tracy Going’s story of abuse into a theatre play. The objective is to empower, inspire and enlighten – and to maintain the momentum of the discussion around women and child abuse. The production team is planning to hold regular Q & A sessions after the play with key members of the team.

BRUTAL LEGACY is a “must-see” production, dramatic and heart-warming but simply an uplifting human story of survival and triumph.

The production is proud to announce its media partner, KAYA FM.

Bookings can be made with Computicket (0861 915 800 or www.computicket.com). Tickets can also be reserved by calling the theatre on 011 883-8606. Enquire about group discounts for schools, women’s and special interest groups, corporate and book club outings.

COMING SOON

ODD MAN OUT

30th April – 25th May

Back by popular demand after rave reviews in 2018

The production enjoyed a sellout season at the Auto & General Theatre last year, garnering rave reviews and a Naledi Nomination for Daniel Janks for Best Actor. 

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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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JOBE

28th May – 15th June

This fascinating, entertaining and performance-centered play, is based on the original biblical story of JOB.

The play was nominated for Best South African Script.

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Nik Rabinowitz in DRY WHITE

16th - 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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Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

Sunday 7th April

featuring the outstanding South African jazz singer, Ms. Wendy Allen-Twyford and her quartet.

unique arrangements of popular jazz standards, Latin rhythms and more

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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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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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26th April
A musical journey incorporating the rich tradition of African indigenous music and instruments with POPS MOHAMMED and violinist HERMAN STEYN

3rd May
Piano Recital with AGNESE EGLINA from Stockholm

10th May
In concert with two of South Africa’s leading violinists ZANTA HOFMYER and MIRO CHAKARYAN

17th May
DAVID TOMBAK (violin) and  ZANTA HOFMEYR (piano)
Works by Leclaire, Senaille, Smetana, Martini

24th May
A program of Bach, Liszt and Ravel with pianist SULAYMAN HUMAN

31st May
MORNE VAN HEERDEN (clarinet) and SONJA VAN ZYL (piano)

7th June
MALANÉ HOFMEYR-BURGER (flute) & MAGDALENA DE VRIES (marimba)

 

 

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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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