28th July – 15th August
A Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award-winning international play
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
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.
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.
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
VIOLIN DUETS with ELENA ZLATKOVA and SERGE CUCA (violinists)
Accompanied on the piano by ILSE MYBURGH
A FRENCH PROGRAMME
for Violin and Piano with MIRO CHAKARYAN and ANNALIEN BALL.
WORLD CAFÉ with accordionist STANISLAV ANGELOV and violinist PETRUS DE BEER
French Café music, Tango, Gypsy Jazz, Balkan and more!
DAVID TOMBAK on violin and COLEEN MARE on piano
Operatic Concert with SANDILE MABASO
Works by Schumann, Beethoven and Lieder.
Special Violin Concert by the DUO MOZARTIANO from Austria
DANIEL AUNER and BARBARA GALANTE
ZANTA HOFMEYR (violin) and MALCOLM NAY (piano)
A Cello and Piano Duo with POLINA BURDAKOVA and KERRYN WIESNEWSKI
with MIRO CHAKARYAN
An afternoon at the opera with ZANDILE MZAZI back from her European tour
Russian pianist VITALY PISARENKO
Winner of the Liszt Piano Competition
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!"
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.READ MORE
Tel: Daphne Kuhn on 011 883 8606 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Tuesdays to Fridays, at 8:15pm
Saturdays at 6pm and 8:30pm
Please contact the theatre to confirm show times - 011 883 8606