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COUPLET

9th October – 28th October

a new cutting edge piece written in rhyming couplets.


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COUPLET
Starring MICHELLE DOUGLAS and JULIE-ANNE MCDOWELL
Written by MICHELLE DOUGLAS
Conceptualised, edited and directed by STEVEN FEINSTEIN

COUPLET is a new cutting edge piece written in rhyming couplets.

It is a two-hander that draws inspiration from the styles and genres of magical realism, vaudeville and fantasy with a postmodern pastiche of styles and story-telling.

An innovative production with original music, costume, set, puppetry and mask designs makes this a visual and sensory delight for all audiences. COUPLET addresses issues which are relevant and topical in an entertaining, inspiring, visually exciting style performed by MICHELLE DOUGLAS and JULIE-ANNE MCDOWELL. Penned by Michelle Douglas, conceptualised, edited and directed by STEVEN FEINSTEIN, this collection of cautionary tales (or dark tales for tall children) will have audiences mesmerized in amusement, reflecting and relating for a long time to come!

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

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THE HOUSE OF TRUTH .

31st October – 18th November

A play about Can Themba


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THE HOUSE OF TRUTH

by Siphiwo Mahala
Starring Sello Maake Ncube
Directed by Vanessa Cook

The House of Truth is a play by Siphiwo Mahala.  It premiered at the National Arts Festival in 2016 where it received rave reviews and opens at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square on the 31st October.

The play is about Daniel Canodoce “Can” Themba (21 June 1924 – 1968), a writer most famous for being the assistant editor of the Drum Magazine in the fifties and for writing The Suit, originally as a short story.   The play gives a considerable amount of detail about him, which is not surprising, because the playwright is currently pursuing doctoral studies on the life and works of Can Themba.  Virtually the only thing we don’t see is his early death in Swaziland, presumably from alcohol related health breakdown.

Directed by Vanessa Cook, The House of Truth stars Sello Maake kaNcube as Can Themba. 

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#RESPECT

28th November – 14th December

Let the boys wow you this festive season singing songs you know and love.


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Owen Lonzar and Daphne Kuhn present
the perfect end of year party show
#RESPECT

28th November – 14th December

Starring DONOVAN YAARDS, ITU TSHABANE and SEAN MCGRATH

The boys of Black Yoghurt serenade the sisters this festive season, singing some of the biggest female hits in their new show #RESPECT.

Including songs made famous by Whitney Houston, Adela, Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Beyonce, Julie Andrews, Janet Jackson and Barbara Streisand. 

Let your hair down as we turn up with some of the sassiest songs made famous by the worlds most loved diva’s. Well known choreographer, director and producer, Owen Lonzar directs the hunky trio in this new show made especially for a limited run at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square. The boys are no strangers to our stage. They recently performed in a sold out concert with singer Oshy Tucendhaft and will be touring Australia with him before they open at the theatre with #RESPECT. They are also a well-known corporate act and have performed all over South Africa.

Let the boys wow you this festive season singing songs you know and love.

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Classic Tangos

26 October

Presented by the Embassy of Argentina in South Africa


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Classic tangos performed by legend Rodolfo Mederos, bandoneon with Armando de la Vega, guitar and double bass Sergio Rivas

Price: R150

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A TRIBUTE CONCERT TO HONOUR EVELYN EVERGREEN

29 October

The Johannesburg Jewish Male Choir is celebrating 32 years of entertainment to the Jewish Community of South Africa.


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THE JOHANNESBURG JEWISH MALE CHOIR with Cantor Aryeh Leib Hurwitz from New York present
A TRIBUTE CONCERT TO HONOUR EVELYN EVERGREEN

Sunday 29 October
2.30 pm & 7.30 pm

Guest Conductor Maestro Gobinga George Mxadana

Featuring Ezra Sher, Ivor Joffe, Russel Lurie, Marc Shapiro & the exciting Brill brothers

The Johannesburg Jewish Male Choir is celebrating 32 years of entertainment to the Jewish Community of South Africa. It first performed on the stage of the Linder Auditorium, Johannesburg, in 1985, to pay tribute to the memory of Cantor Johnny Gluck, (z” l) whose glorious voice still echoes in their hearts. Through his spirit the JJMC has kept the heritage of Jewish music alive. The Choir elevates the sound of Jewish prayer and song to unreachable heights, performing with some of the greatest Cantors during their travels abroad as well as at home. The JJMC’s music has encapsulated the very core of Judaism through song highs.

This year is unique in that the Choir will be paying tribute to its Musical Director and Secretary, Evelyn Green, who has made the JJMC her life-time career over and above all her other musical commitments The JJMC proudly welcomes the triumphant return of Cantor Aryeh Leib Hurwitz, currently resident in New York. He is a young Cantor, with a lyric tenor voice much sought after for concerts and leading prayers in Synagogues in the USA, Great Britain and Europe. Aryeh Leib has generously accepted the prestigious invitation to “sing for Evelyn”. She also celebrates her 70th birthday this year. May Hashem continue to bless her.

Local artists, Russel Lurie, Ezra Sher, Ivor Joffe, Mark Shapiro and the talented Brill brothers will combine with the JJMC. A repertoire chosen by Evelyn will represent the heart and soul of the Jewish people and their culture. The Choir will be there to provide music that will enhance the compositions. A musical ensemble directed by Evelyn and colleague Maestro Gobinga George Mxadana (Imilonji KaNtu Choral Society) will add to the beauty of the music. Just to mention a few compositions, listen to the eternal words of Finkelstein’s Avinu Shebashmayim, Machar, by Naomi Shemer, praying that tomorrow there will be no more wars, and Moshiach by Laufer; this song is the kernel of the Jewish faith. Not to forget the rousing Kalinka, the immortal love song of the Russian Army.

Our faith is secured through the prayer of Shma Yisrael, Himelstein /Malovany, and many more. The Brill brothers will have you dancing in the aisles. By special request the song Rumania will be on the programme, as well as the sweet tones of the song Yerushalem. Pinky Weber and Malovany. 

For Reserved seats & further information seats and information

Evelyn Green 011 728 5570 & 082 704 2322

Russel Lurie 011 786 3015 & 082 331 3019

Anthony Jacobs 011 887 8522 & 082 365 3765

 

Join us for one of the performances of song and fun!

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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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