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DOUBT: A PARABLE

28th July – 15th August

A Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award-winning international play


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John Patrick Shanley's Doubt

Daphne Kuhn presents
JOHN
PATRICK SHANLEY’s
DOUBT: A Parable

28th July – 15th August

Directed by JAMES CUNINGHAM

Daphne Kuhn proudly presents a theatre experience not to be missed! Previewing from the 28th July, the provocative international play by John Patrick Shanley, DOUBT: A PARABLE, will be presented for first time in Gauteng. The production will feature some of South Africa’s most prestigious actors, FIONA RAMSAY, JANNA RAMOS-VIOLANTE, MWENYA KABWE, JAMES MAC EWAN (who returns from Los Angeles). It is directed by award-winning actor, director and theatre maker, JAMES CUNINGHAM.

The plot is based on a few circumstantial details and a lot of intuition, set in 1964 in the St. Nicholas Church School in the Bronx. The ultra-stern Sister Aloysius Beauvier believes that a priest has done something terribly inappropriate to one of the students - a 12-year-old altar boy named Donald Muller, the school's only African American student. She recruits a young, naive nun (Sister James) to assist her in monitoring the suspicious yet charismatic Father Flynn. DOUBT is a provocative and gripping story of suspicion and suspense! It will leave audiences spellbound and questioning.

The play was originally staged off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 2004 and transferred to the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway in 2005. It was directed by Roman Polanski for the 2006 run in Paris and premiered at the Tricycle Theatre in London in 2008. DOUBT has garnered numerous awards including a Tony Award for Best Play, a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Drama Desk Award for Best New Play in 2005. This popular theatre gem has been produced and performed all over the world. It was subsequently adapted and turned into an Academy Award-nominated movie, starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour.

Tickets bookings can be made by calling the theatre’s box-office on tel. 011 883-8606, via Strictly Tickets on tel. 082 553 5901 or online: www.strictlytickets.com Enquire about special discounts and groups booking arrangements. It is a must for all school and church groups. Miss it at your peril! For more info or interviews please contact Daphne or Mika on 011 883-8606

COMING SOON

THE CHAINED BOOK

2nd August

Ears tingling, eyes wide and mouth gaping a well of hope springs up in a woman who just heard a verse from a Book in her own language for the first time.

A professional theatre production creating awareness about the realities of bible translation in Africa – a continent that has been heavily touched by Missionary influence, but paradoxically there are still many people groups that have never heard a single word of the Bible in their heart language.

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Jazzin' Around for SA Guide Dogs

10th August

Cat Simoni and the Anthony Yoko Band

Sandton’s Auto & General Theatre on the Square will be hosting two unmissable jazz concerts in aid of South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind, on Monday 10th August at 2.30 and 5.30.

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IMAGINED LAND

17th August – 12th September

CRAIG HIGGINSON’S newest South African play

CRAIG HIGGINSON’S newest South African play

IMAGINED LAND

Designed by DENIS HUTCHINSON

with NAT RAMABULANA, FIONA RAMSAY and JANNA RAMOS-VIOLANTE

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MAKING MANDELA

14th September – 3rd October

This is the story of what influenced the rural boy to become the global legend.

This is the story of what influenced the rural boy to become the global legend. It is an imaginative journey through the childhood of Nelson Mandela, featuring colourful characters, vividly portrayed in beautiful masks, with physical performances supported by emotive

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THE CHILLI BOY

6th – 24th October

THE CHILLI BOY is a theatrical phenomenon!

THE CHILLI BOY is the hysterical story of an old Indian woman reincarnated as a white gangster from Boksburg. It has been lauded as ground-breaking with a masterful performance by multi-award winning actor MATTHEW RIBNICK.

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VIOLET ONLINE

27th October – 7th November

Gor­geous Cape Town Actress LYNITA CROF­FORD takes on Vio­let, who is always looking for love!

How can a divorcee, over forty and sin­gle, dat­ing, broke, with a fetish for good gram­mar and spelling and an-ever present tin­gling between the thighs, be so utterly, delight­fully deli­cious? Vio­let, who cer­tainly isn’t a shrink­ing one, makes it so!

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ABOUT US


LUNCH HOUR CLASSICAL CONCERTS

The theatre is delighted to present and  to produce , for the 8th 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.

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The theatre would like to thank Hartham Properties and BASA for the supporting grant.

Ticket Price: R40.  The price includes coffee and biscuits.
The only regular daytime music fixture in Gauteng
We reserve the right to alter or change the programmes without prior notice.

 

26th July
AN AFTERNOON AT THE OPERA
with the Gauteng Opera featuring PHENYE MODIANE (tenor), KHUMBUSILE DHLAMINI (soprano) and KAGISO BOROKO (tenor).
Arias from Rigoletta and La Traviata

31st July
VIOLIN DUETS with ELENA ZLATKOVA and SERGE CUCA (violinists)
Accompanied on the piano by ILSE MYBURGH

7th August
A FRENCH PROGRAMME
for Violin and Piano with MIRO CHAKARYAN and ANNALIEN BALL.

14th August
WORLD CAFÉ with accordionist STANISLAV ANGELOV and violinist PETRUS DE BEER
French Café music, Tango, Gypsy Jazz, Balkan and more!

21th August
DAVID TOMBAK on violin and COLEEN MARE on piano

28th August
Operatic Concert with SANDILE MABASO 
Works by Schumann, Beethoven and Lieder.

4th September
Special Violin Concert by the DUO MOZARTIANO from Austria
DANIEL AUNER and BARBARA GALANTE

11th September
ZANTA HOFMEYR (violin) and MALCOLM NAY (piano)
Beethoven Sonatas

18th September
A Cello and Piano Duo with POLINA BURDAKOVA and KERRYN WIESNEWSKI

25th September
Violin Recital
with MIRO CHAKARYAN

2nd October
An afternoon at the opera with ZANDILE MZAZI back from her European tour

9th October
Russian pianist VITALY PISARENKO
Winner of the Liszt Piano Competition

16th October
ZANTA HOFMEYR and MALCOLM NAY

 

 

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 1000 productions - including plays, musicals, lunch hour concerts and youth theatre have been presented in the last 18 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 15 years. Enjoy another season of great theatre.

We look forward to seeing you soon!"

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Corporate sponsorship of R8000 per annum in support of the tehatre, will be acknowledged by means of an inscription in the theatre foyer and in all theatre programmes.

12 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: Daphne Kuhn on 011 883 8606 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

Weekdays:
Tuesdays to Fridays, at 8:15pm

Weekends:
Saturdays at 6pm and 8:30pm

Please contact the theatre to confirm show times - 011 883 8606

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