NOW SHOWING


Nik Rabinowitz in DRY WHITE

13th - 23rd February

Having recovered from his early-onset midlife crisis just in time for Cape Town to almost become the world’s first city to run out of water, stand-up comic NIK RABINOWITZ decided to explore the recent water crisis for his new show DRY WHITE


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Nik Rabinowitz in
DRY WHITE
 
13th - 23rd February 2019
 
In DRY WHITE, Nik Rabinowitz decided to explore the water crisis for his new show. Mostly because everyone thought the drought in Cape Town was going to last forever.

Spoiler alert: it didn’t. Now Nik will be forced to discuss other stuff too, which is a good thing because he feels like Jo'burgers didn't care thaaat much about the drought anyway.
 
Some additional topics include: love, marriage, infidelity, transphobia, staying woke post forty, and whether the land should be given back. Just kidding, what white person wants to discuss that?!

It’s going to be a riot! Bookings for DRY WHITE are now open at Computicket (call 0861 915 800 or online www.computicket.com) or can be made by calling the theatre on 011 883-8606.

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TEASE!

25th February – 21st March

TEASE!, a new stage show featuring South Africa’s ‘Queen of Comedy’, TUMI MORAKE and the original Cavewoman, VANESSA FROST


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Daphne Kuhn & Bloom & Stone present

TEASE!

A blow wave of sexual awakening
starring TUMI MORAKE and VANESSA FROST
directed by JOSE DOMINGOS

27th February – 21st March

First lady of comedy, TUMI MORAKE and the original ‘CaveWOman’, VANESSA FROST team up again in Naledi-nominated TEASE! at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square. TEASE! premiered at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown followed by a sold out run at the Market Theatre in 2016.

Eva and Neo, best friends and partners in a suburban hair salon reach crossroads in their personal lives. Stumbling into an adult toy shop one night, they make some acquisitions and this inspires an idea…

With a healthy dose of self-deprecating humour and a whole lot of heart, versatile Tumi and Vanessa play many familiar characters including the elderly Muslim and Jewish women who return weekly to have their hair set…and sample new toys!

By arrangement with the Auto & General Theatre on the Square, the show will be presented by Bloom & Stone, a creative agency and production company that focuses on creating meaningful and accessible content. Vanessa says the meeting of minds in the process was synchronous and that extensive research went into the writing of the script. They found themselves exploring heartfelt and hard truths in order to present a potent message about female sexuality and desire. “It’s been about finding the comedy in each of these moments, while exploring the moments that don’t require comedy,” she says. “It’s about answering the question we all quietly worry about - am I normal?

Director Jose Domingos says Tease! is a journey of self-discovery, “The themes are universal which means that I think there’s a little bit for everyone if not a lot for everyone.”

Written by Jose Domingos, Vanessa Frost and Tumi Morake, TEASE! opens with a preview at Sandton’s Auto & General Theatre on the Square on 27th February and runs until the 21st March.

For a huge dose of thought-provoking fun, bookings can be made with Computicket (call 0861 915 800 or online www.computicket.com). Tickets can also reserved by calling the theatre on 011 883-8606. Enquire about group discounts for corporate and team building events, women’s and special interest groups.

 

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LOYISO MADINGA in PROBLEM CHILD

27th – 31st March

PROBLEM CHILD is not only about a private school mis-education, it’s a comedy show where hopefully you’ll come out more educated.


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LOYISO MADINGA in PROBLEM CHILD

27th – 31st March

You might have seen him on Netflix, Comedy Central or detention. Now watch him do what he does best in his new stand-up comedy special. This show has been over twenty years in the making – LOYISO MADINGA began crafting his jokes from the back of the maths classrooms. PROBLEM CHILD is not only about a private school mis-education, it’s a comedy show where hopefully you’ll come out more educated.

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BRUTAL LEGACY

2nd – 27th April

"Searing, heartbreaking, triumphant” - Sisonke Msimang


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2nd – 27th April

BRUTAL LEGACY

A gripping, uplifting and dramatic adaptation of former television and radio personality,TRACY GOING’s new book BRUTAL LEGACY - a story of survival and triumph inspired by her memoirs.
This new South African play will be directed and adapted by award winning theatre maker LESEDI JOB and stars “Scandal” TV star NATASHA SUTHERLAND and CHARLIE BOUGENON.   

"Searing, heartbreaking, triumphant” - Sisonke Msimang 

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 - had 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, bruised and battered. A short relationship became a two-and-a-half-year legal ordeal played out in the public eye.

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ODD MAN OUT

30th April – 18th May

Back by popular demand after rave reviews IN 2018


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ODD MAN OUT

Back by popular demand after rave reviews last year, this thought-provoking comedy is written by Australia's most prolific playwright,DAVID WILLIAMSON.

It is directed by MEGAN WILLSON and stars ASHLEIGH HARVEY, DANIEL JANKS, RUSS SAVADIER and MICHELLE LEVINE.

Alice and Ryan meet on a bus, and are quickly drawn to each other. They work hard to create a union. Alice marries the straight-talking Ryan, but soon discovers that he has Asperger's. This unconventional romantic comedy is packed with plenty of humour! Not to be missed.

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JOBE

28th May – 15th June

The play “JOBE” is the story about a man who goes through adversity and pain, and longs for an explanation and counsel as to why his world has been turned upside down?


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JOBE

with MUZI MTHABELA, MOGAU PAULINA MOTLATSWI, TITUS MEKGWE, SIMPHO MATHENJWA and TEBOHO SENGOAI
Directed By JOSIAS DOS MOLEELE

Why do bad things happen to good people?  When life is going smoothly, faith is easy. The test of faith always comes when life stops making sense.

The play “JOBE” is the story about a man who goes through adversity and pain, and longs for an explanation and counsel as to why his world has been turned upside down?

According to the Biblical tale, this counsel is revealed in a dramatic life changing dream/vision that hits his beliefs to the core and those of his friends and his wife’s.

This fascinating, entertaining and performance-centered play, is based on the original biblical story of JOB. He play was nominated for Best South African Script.

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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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CALL US CRAZY 

with TONY KGOROGE, MARITJIE BOTHMA and JOSIAS DOS MOLEELE

Written & Directed by JOSIAS DOS MOLEELE
Fast-paced, multi conventional, full of pun and intended meaning, CALL US CRAZY is essentially an hilarious comedy that sees South Africa laughing at itself. Fast paced and multi-conventional, full of pun and intended meaning!

The play 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 with his colleague in a huff, after concluding that they work for an ungrateful and chauvinistic employer.

While Oompie's dream to tar the world sounds like an impossible and idiotic idea, a finer line of an ambitious character emerges as he succeeds in opening his own construction company, which he aptly calls Vuka! Africa Road and Paving Construction Company!

The play gives humorous, flash-glimpses of South African life in the townships, urban and rural areas, unconvincing parliamentary debates, challenges in government and more uniquely South African scenarios.

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REFLECTIONS ON A LEGEND: 46664

24th February

A reflection on Nelson Mandela's life through music...


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REFLECTIONS ON A LEGEND: 46664

“The greatest glory in living is not in falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Mandela

The award-winning Odeion String Quartet honour Nelson Mandela with a musical juxtaposition on the combination of the prison number 466/64. This retrospective amalgamation will comprise of an ensemble pairing that attributes to each number, namely a quartet, triple sextet and a quartet.

4- a string quartet by Michael Stimpson titled Robben Island

6- a string sextet by Antonin Dvorak in A major op.48 I- Allegro- moderato

6- a string sextet by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky in D minor Op.70 II Adagio cantabile e con moto

6- a string sextet by Johannes Brahms in B flat major Op.18 II- Andante, ma moderato

4- a string quartet by Matthis van Dijk titled Reflections Of A  Moment

with Samson Diamond and Sharon de Kock on the violins, Jeanne-Louise Moolman and Elsabe Raath on the violas and Anmari van der Westhuizen and Susan Mouton on the cellos. Narrated by Thesele Kemane

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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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