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COUPLET

6/5/2017 9:20:41 AM

a new cutting edge piece written in rhyming couplets.


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COUPLET
Starring MICHELLE DOUGLAS and JULIE-ANNE MCDOWELL
Written by MICHELLE DOUGLAS
Conceptualised, edited and directed by STEVEN FEINSTEIN

COUPLET is a new cutting edge piece written in rhyming couplets.

It is a two-hander that draws inspiration from the styles and genres of magical realism, vaudeville and fantasy with a postmodern pastiche of styles and story-telling.

An innovative production with original music, costume, set, puppetry and mask designs makes this a visual and sensory delight for all audiences. COUPLET addresses issues which are relevant and topical in an entertaining, inspiring, visually exciting style performed by MICHELLE DOUGLAS and JULIE-ANNE MCDOWELL. Penned by Michelle Douglas, conceptualised, edited and directed by STEVEN FEINSTEIN, this collection of cautionary tales (or dark tales for tall children) will have audiences mesmerized in amusement, reflecting and relating for a long time to come!

Show times Tues-Fri at 8.15 and 2 shows on Sat at 6pm and 8.15.

COMING SOON

THE HOUSE OF TRUTH

31st October – 18th November

A play about Can Themba

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#RESPECT featuring the boys of Black Yoghurt

28th November – 14th December

Let the boys wow you this festive season singing songs you know and love.

The boys of Black Yoghurt serenade the sisters this festive season, singing some of the biggest female hits in their new show #RESPECT.

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Classic Tangos

26 October

Presented by the Embassy of Argentina in South Africa

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A TRIBUTE CONCERT TO HONOUR EVELYN EVERGREEN

29 October

The Johannesburg Jewish Male Choir is celebrating 32 years of entertainment to the Jewish Community of South Africa.

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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.
 
 “In 2017/8 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.

 

13th October
THE DANCE
MORNE VAN HEERDEN (clarinet) LARA KIRSTEN (piano) present  
Four Hungarian Dances – Kókai Rezsö and Five Dance Preludes - Preludia taneczne - Witold Lutoslawski

20th October
DAVID TOMBAK (violin) returns with COLLEEN MARE (piano)
Works by Vivaldi, Bach and Brahms 

27th October
THE OLD & AND THE BEAUTIFUL!
A nostalgic musical revue starring FIONA RAMSAY and TONY BENTEL on the piano.

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP


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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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TWEETS


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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