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BAD JEWS

13th January - 14th February 2016

The Fugard Theatre’s BAD JEWS to play at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Johannesburg after its South African Premiere in Cape Town!


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Bad-Jews-Joburg

The Fugard Theatre’s BAD JEWS to play at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Johannesburg after its South African Premiere in Cape Town!

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present Joshua Harmon’s blisteringly funny and thought provoking comedy Bad Jews, at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Johannesburg from 14 January 2016. The production will run for a month in Johannesburg and must close on 14 February 2016.

Earlier this year the production garnered a five star review from the Jewish Chronicle (UK):

“There is something particularly remarkable about the way Harmon explores how post-Holocaust Jewish generations live with the legacy of the Shoah (Holocaust). Remarkable, because whereas most dramatists would address that territory with sombre respect, Harmon does it with irreverent wit.” John Nathan - The Jewish Chronicle (UK), January 2015.

After the death of their grandfather, Poppy, a family heirloom propels cousins Daphna and Liam into a domestic battle of honour, faith and heritage. The devoutly Jewish Daphna is at odds with her secular cousin Liam, an entitled young man detached from his cultural traditions. Caught in the middle are Jonah, Liam’s younger brother, and Liam's non-Jewish girlfriend Melody, who just wants everyone to get along. When the group is forced to spend the night in close quarters, hilarity and mayhem ensues.

Greg Karvellas (Champ, The Frontiersmen), directs an all South African cast of four including, Lara Lipschitz (Cabaret, Jersey Boys), Glen Biderman-Pam (Somewhere on the Border, The Epicene Butcher), Oliver Booth (Skews Me, Life with Oli Booth, Champ) and Ashley de Lange (X+Y, Gly), with set and costume design by Saul Radomsky (The Shadow of the Hummingbird, Orpheus in Africa). Lighting design is by Daniel Galloway and Ben du Plessis (The Rocky Horror Show, Orpheus in Africa).

As Bad Jews will only run for a limited season at Auto & General Theatre on the Square advance booking is highly recommended.

All bookings are through Computicket.com,
their various outlets as well as the national call centre on 0861 915 8000.

COMING SOON

THE ANNUAL JAZZ AND BLUES WEEKEND

29th – 31st January 2016

Presented by arrangement with TONY YOKO.

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THE FABULOUS CERI DUPREE SHOW

16th – 20th February 2016

Ceri Dupree is heading back to South Africa, hot off London’s West End in a brand new, hilarious glitterfest, THE FABULOUS CERI DUPREE SHOW.

Ceri Dupree is heading back to South Africa, hot off London’s West End in a brand new, hilarious glitterfest, THE FABULOUS CERI DUPREE SHOW.

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MA DIVA MAGIC

22 - 27 February

Ma Diva Magic is a high end variety show with magic and music.

Ma Diva Magic is a high end variety show with magic and music.

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BEYOND THE BIG BANGS

1st – 12th March

BEYOND THE BIG BANGS is a new South African play

BEYOND THE BIG BANGS is a new South African play, written by Ashwin Singh, about the trials and tribulations of three women

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DRAGGING 30

14th – 26th March

there is truly nothing more liberating than being yourself

This coming of age musical comedy takes you on a journey through the eyes of two women, trying to come to terms with life’s third decade

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SHAPE

29th March – 16th April

A comedy of vanity, sex and race.

A new South African play by Steven and Kate Sidley directed by Greg Homan

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A VOICE I CANNOT SILENCE

18th April – 7th May

a play based on the life and work of Alan Paton

a play based on the life and work of Alan Paton by GREG HOMANN and RALPH LAWSON

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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.

The theatre would like to thank Hartham Properties for assisting with marketing.

Ticket Price: R50.  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.

12th February
WESS BEUKES (Cello), MIRO CHAKARAJAN (Violin), CHRISTOPHER EVANS (Violin) and MORKEL COMBRINK (Viola)
Works by Gliere and Beethoven

19th February
CLASSIC JEWELS FOR THE FLUTE
ISABEL BRADLEY and SUSAN VAN DER WAT
works by Saint-Saëns, Schubert and Doppler

26th February
DUO ZAPPA-MAINOLFI
MATTIA ZAPPA (cello) and MASSIMILIANO MAINOLFI (piano)

4th March
MERRYL MONARD (flute) and LAURA PAUNA (piano)
works by Strauss, Poulenc and Shalumit Ran

11th March
MICHAL SLAWECKI (male soprano) and JOANNA WICHEREK (piano)

18th March
Marimba recital with MAGDA DE VRIES

 

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!"

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Corporate sponsorship of R8000 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 or 0825535901 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

Show Times for BAD JEWS differ
Please visit Computicket for Show Times

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

Special show times can be arranged should you wish to book the whole theatre

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