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TEASE!

12/19/2018 2:58:17 PM

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.

COMING SOON

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.

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

A gripping, uplifting and dramatic adaptation of former television and radio personality,TRACY GOING’s new book BRUTAL LEGACY

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ODD MAN OUT

30th April – 25th May

Back by popular demand after rave reviews IN 2018

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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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JOBE

28th May – 15th June

This fascinating, entertaining and performance-centered play, is based on the original biblical story of JOB.

The play was nominated for Best South African Script.

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Nik Rabinowitz in DRY WHITE

16th - 20th July

After a sold out season earlier this year, Nik Rabinowitz returns in DRY WHITE for a one week run.

It’s gonna be a riot!

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UPTOWN RHYTHM DOGS

Friday 22nd March @ 20:15 and 23rd March @ 18:00 and 20:15

The trendsetting trio were at the forefront of including “world music” elements into mainstream rock in the mid-eighties and have recently reformed – with the intention of doing a few select concerts and recording a brand new album.

ZACAS will be joining the UPTOWN RHYTHM DOGS for three special shows

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ABOUT US


CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF FINE THEATRE at the AUTO & GENERAL THEATRE ON THE SQUARE!

AUTO & GENERAL EXTENDS ITS SPONSORSHIP/NAMING RIGHTS FOR SANDTON’S THEATRE ON THE SQUARE FOR ANOTHER YEAR!

Daphne Kuhn, who established the Theatre on the Square in Rosebank in 1994, and then in Sandton in 1997, is very excited and proud to announce that its sponsorship by insurance giant, Auto & General Insurance, has been extended for another year.  This was announced during the 20th birthday celebrations of the theatre last week.
 
“This association and investment in the theatre will be an injection of much needed funding for development - and fuel for creativity! The theatre has provided the infrastructure, work opportunities and exposure for scores of actors, writers, directors, designers, comedians, musician and technicians. It has produced or presented over 1800 new productions and concerts in the last two decades, as well as children’s theatre, workshops, corporate events, regular jazz and weekly lunch hour classical concerts. The theatre has been acknowledged with awards bearing witness to its huge contribution to the cultural life of South African”, says Kuhn.
 
According to Tom Creamer, CEO of Auto & General Insurance, “We are thrilled to support the Theatre on the Square.  We hope that our sponsorship will assist in nurturing, developing and exposing the wealth of proudly South African talent and product.”
 
The Auto & General Theatre on the Square has not only been blessed with a supportive sponsor, but with a theatre angel too - Carolyn Steyn, the founder of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day. With her impeccable style and theatre background, Carolyn also initiated and managed the refurbishment of the theatre and is the official Patron of the Auto & General Theatre on the Square.
 
 “We have a, a dynamic line-up of new, local and international plays, including comedies, classical music, jazz and youth projects with our wealth of incredible South African talent to uplift the cultural life of all. We shall now be able to continue to stage plays, inimitable satire, consummate performances, finest music and be an important theatrical voice that reflects on our lives and attitudes in South Africa,” concludes Kuhn.



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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!"

 

LUNCH HOUR CLASSICAL CONCERTS

The theatre is delighted to present and  to produce , for the 10th 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.

Hartham Properties has come on board together with a Supporting Grant  from BASA for assisting with marketing.

Ticket Price: R50.  The price includes concert, programme, coffee and biscuits.
The only regular daytime music fixture in Gauteng
We reserve the right to alter or change the programmes without prior notice. 

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22nd March
SONATAS THROUGH THE AGES 

VIOLIN AND PIANO CONCERT with CAMELIA ONEA and ANNALIEN BALL

29th March
CLARINET MUSIC OF EUROPE – FROM FRANCE TO ITALY AND SPAIN

with MORNE VAN HEERDEN on clarinet and SONJA VAN ZYL on piano

5th April
VIOLIN DUO
ELENA ZLATKOVA and KRISTEL BIRKHOLTZ
present a selection of well-known classics and music themes from the movies - on electric violins!

12th April
Argentinean Tango Music with the rich sounds of the ensemble MADRESELVA and vocalists. A selection of sultry Tangos, elegant tango Valses and bright Milongas

19th April
No Concert - GOOD FRIDAY

26th April - (Pre Freedom Day Concert)
A musical journey incorporating the rich tradition of African indigenous music and instruments with POPS MOHAMMED.

3rd May
Piano Recital with AGNESE EGLINA from Stockholm

10th May
CRAIG HOWES a programme of Lieder

17th May
Violinist DAVID TOMBAK with ZANTA HOFMEYR on piano
Works of Leclaire, Senaille, Smetana and Martini

24th May
Outstanding pianist SULAYMAN HUMAN returns to the theatre with another exciting piano recital.
Works by Bach, Liszt and Ravel

 

 

 

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Corporate sponsorship of R12000 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 (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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