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Daphne Kuhn by
arrangement with DALRO (Pty) Ltd presents the return of
Marc St Germain’s
collision of minds in an imagined meeting of C.S. Lewis and Sigmund
BY POPULAR DEMAND 28th
August – 15th September 2018
GRAHAM HOPKINS and ANTONY COLEMAN
by ALAN SWERDLOW
and lighting design by DENIS HUTCHINSON
Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton is proud to present its next
production – FREUD’S LAST SESSION from the 28th August
till the 15th September 2018. This award-winning international play
by MARC ST. GERMAIN presents a compelling debate on the existence of God.
It is filled with humanity, humour, and razor-sharp dialogue. The new
production will star two leading stalwarts of South African theatre, GRAHAM
HOPKINS and ANTONY COLEMAN and will be directed by the acclaimed
award-winning ALAN SWERDLOW, with set and lighting design by DENIS
Freud and Lewis argue about whether belief in God is merely a childish fantasy
(in Freud’s view), or a crucial element of a meaningful life, (in Lewis’s), the
BBC keeps interrupting with the latest news bulletins. The news could be better.
Marc St. Germain has cleverly set his play on Sept. 3rd, 1939 - with war with
Germany imminent and terrifying to both the dying, 83-year-old Jewish refugee
from Vienna and the 40-year-old World War I veteran, visiting from Oxford.
may be meeting to try to resolve the conflict between science and religion, but
their conversation veers to their parents, the power of music, the meaning of
Hitler and the entertainment value of flatulence! They both make jokes about the
couch in the room. Lewis teases Freud for being obsessed with sex; Freud mocks
Lewis’s deference to authority.
is a cerebral play filled with wit and warmth which runs for 3 weeks opening on
the 28th August. Bookings are now open at Computicket (call 0861
915 800 or online www.computicket.com)
or can be made by calling the theatre on 011 883-8606. There are group discounts
for schools, corporates and special interest groups - and dinner show packages
can be made by arrangement with some of the upmarket restaurants on the Nelson
easily amongst the strongest piece of straight theatre in English that this city
has seen in a while” - Robyn Sassen“..intriguing play..
mesmerizing…two great actors” - Diane de Beer“It will entertain you
as this play is rich with words, ideas and philosophies and acted by the
ever-excellent Graham Hopkins and Antony Coleman. Extremely well written
perfectly executed” - Lesley Stones
portrait of two remarkable men, as displayed by two remarkable actors… a
triumphant and gripping piece of theatre” - Jenny de
For further media
info and interviews, please call Daphne Kuhn or Mika Stefano on
for the Media: Wednesday 29th August at 19:45 for
KUHN presents COUCH
AND A PIANO A
musical about divorce! starring CAT SIMONI and
Night Invite – 15th August @ 20:15 RSVP: 011 883
8606 or reply to email@example.com The
Auto & General Theatre on the Square is proud to present an original new
musical, COUCH AND A
PIANO with popular, well-known musical talents, CAT SIMONI(Christmas and all that Jazz, Judy
Garland, Barbara Streisand and Ella Fitzgerald tribute shows) and
the Midnight Mass, Beautiful Creatures) A
gloriously funny session of musical therapy with an edge, opens on the
14th August and will run for a limited season until 25th
August. It will be directed by PAUL
a recent divorcée, arrives for her first session with Cape Town’s top
Zimmerman. Apart from the expected couch in the consulting room, there is a
Steinway baby-grand piano and a couple of guitars. Here Carl uses music therapy
to work through divorce issues. In this 60 minute musical rollercoaster-ride,
they lay bare their broken hearts through song and chat. By the end of the
session, these two total strangers are ready to fall in love again. It’s musical
fun for all… Bookings
for COUCH AND A
be made through Computicket -www.computicket.comor
tele-book on 0861 915800. Bookings can also be made by calling the theatre’s box
office on 011 883 8606. Enquire about group booking discounts and dinner/show
packages at one of the upmarket restaurants on the Nelson Mandela Square, to
complete a fine evening of pure musical entertainmen
Shakespeare in Love returns due to popular demand from 14 August. A romantic comedy ... of errors!
Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre present the return season of Shakespeare in Love from 14 August 2018. Written by Lee Hall and adapted from the Academy Award-winning (1999) screenplay by Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman, the comedy ran for an extended sold out season at the West End's Noel Coward Theatre in London in 2014.
The return season of this South African premiere features 20 actors, and a dog, and is directed by the Fugard Theatre’s resident director Greg Karvellas (The Father, Clybourne Park, Bad Jews, Significant Other). Stepping into the role of Will Shakespeare is Daniel Mpilo Richards who dazzled audiences as Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks, in the Fugard Theatre’s West Side Story earlier this year.
Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block ... the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he is in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.
The Fugard Theatre Tue 14 August - Sat 6 October 2018 Tue - Fri @ 8pm | Sat @ 4pm & 8pm | Sun @ 4pm
Senior Reductions 60+ years. All seats. Excludes previews Tue and Wed @ 8pm: Half price
Individual bookings through the theatre box office on 021 461 4554. Groups of 20+ through firstname.lastname@example.org | 021 448 9081. Groups for Sat @3pm on request.
Retail Prices Previews: Tue 14 - Tue 21 August. All Performances Rows B to K, AA to DD R280 Rows AAA to BBB, EE to GG, L R260 Rows CCC, SL, SR R200 Rows A, SSL, SSR (Restricted View) R150
Season: Thu 23 August - Sun 02 September & Tue 11 September - Sat 06 October Tuesdays - Thursday @ 8pm Rows B to K, AA to DD R320 Rows AAA to BBB, EE to GG, L R280 Rows CCC, SL, SR R230 Rows A, SSL, SSR (Restricted View) R150
Saturday & Sunday @ 4pm Rows B to K, AA to DD R320 Rows AAA to BBB, EE to GG, L R280 Rows CCC, SL, SR R240 Rows A, SSL, SSR (Restricted View) R160
Friday & Saturday @ 8pm Rows B to K, AA to DD R350 Rows AAA to BBB, EE to GG, L R310 Rows CCC, SL, SR R280 Rows A, SSL, SSR (Restricted View) R170
Contact me now to make your booking. See you at #ShakespeareInLove!
Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block. The deadline for his new play is fast approaching and he's in desperate need of inspiration. That is until he finds his muse - Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will's greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play.
FIVE STARS. "Superlative theatre. A delight from start to finish." The Argus "Sit back, laugh and have fun. A wonderful play to watch." Cape Talk
14 AUGUST - 06 OCTOBER
When a casual greeting or embrace can be seen as racist or harassment, the advice is simple: WHEN IN DOUBT, SAY DARLING. If you can't remember names, just say darling. If you get lost along the road, simply ask for Darling. Join Pieter-Dirk Uys on an exciting walk to the edge of the next cliff, when the end of the world seems nigh. But here's a secret: the sun will rise tomorrow, darling.
"Strongly recommended. When in doubt, just buy a ticket." What’s on in Jo'burg "Vlymskerp en eietyds." Die Burger
07 - 25 AUGUST
SIGNIFICANT OTHER Fugard Theatre Runs until Sat 7 July 2018 Tue - Fri @ 8pm | Sat @ 3pm & 8pm. 16yrs +. 2h 40m including interval
Senior Citizen Group Booking Reduction 60+ years. For 10 + people, valid in all seats. Wed - Sat, subject to availability. YOU SAVE 10% on every seat booked!
Prices Tue – Thur @ 8pm B – K and AA – DD: R200 L, EE & FF and AAA & BBB: R180 SL, SR and CCC: R170
Sat @ 3pm B – K and AA – DD: R220 L, EE & FF and AAA & BBB: R180 SL, SR and CCC: R160
Fri & Sat @ 8pm B – K and AA – DD: R250 L, EE & FF and AAA & BBB: R220 SL, SR and CCC: R190 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Fugard Theatre Tue 14 August - Sun 02 September & Tue 11 September - Sat 06 October 2018 Tue - Fri @ 8pm | Sat @ 3pm & 8pm | Sun @ 3pm. 2h 30m including interval
Senior Citizen Group Booking Reduction. 60+ years. For 10+ people, valid in all seats from 22 Aug (not available during previews) Tue & Wed @ 8pm and Sun @ 4pm. HALF PRICE.
Prices Previews Tue 14 - Tue 21 Aug All Performances Rows B to K, AA to DD: R280 Rows AAA to BBB, EE to GG, L: R260 Rows CCC, SL, SR: R200 Rows A, SSL, SSR (Restricted View): R150
Season Thu 23 August - Sun 02 September & Tue 11 September - Sat 06 October Tue - Thu @ 8pm Rows B to K, AA to DD: R320 Rows AAA to BBB, EE to GG, L: R280 Rows CCC, SL, SR: R230
Sat & Sun @ 4pm Rows B to K, AA to DD: R320 Rows AAA to BBB, EE to GG, L: R280 Rows CCC, SL, SR: R240
Fri & Sat @ 8pm Rows B to K, AA to DD: R350 Rows AAA to BBB, EE to GG, L: R310 Rows CCC, SL, SR: R280 WHEN IN DOUBT, SAY DARLING Fugard Studio Tue 07 - Sat 25 August. Tue - Fri @ 8pm | Sat @ 4pm & 8pm. PG12. 90m no interval
Senior Citizen Group Booking Reduction60+ years. For 10 + people: Wed - Sat, subject to availability. 10% reduction ... you pay JUST R144pp!
FROM KOE’SIESTES TO KNEIDLACH returns to the
Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Sandton
For Immediate Release
Daphne Kuhn and Kizara Kreative present FROM KOE’SIESTES TO KNEIDLACH
written by and starringChantal Stanfield Directed byMegan Furniss
12th – 23rd June
FROM KOE’SIESTES TO KNEIDLACHreturns to the Auto &
General Theatre on the Square, Sandton for a limited run after a sold out season last year, as well at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town. This is the totally bizarre, completely hilarious, absolutely true and moving story of a brown-ish girl
from the Cape Flats who gets involved with a Jew-ish boy from Joburg’s East Rand.
Chantal Stanfieldshares her mostly accurate personal story of
what happened to her as she entered the strange world of Jewish Joburg - where she has to navigate meeting the boyfriend’s family at her first shabbos; to late-night benching (no, not the gym kind); and the strange and sacred spaces
of shandes (scandals) and shul. She wrestles with confusion over her identity and the various labels placed on her while trying to understand Yiddish (oy gevalt!), gefilte fish and decades-old faribels! She deals
with the panic of what to wear to a bris (ritual circumcision of a week-old boy baby) and being questioned about her afro hair.
This uniquely South African tale reveals the first-hand experiences of being a Goy (a Yiddish word to describe a non-Jew), and a ‘Coloured’ one at that, in the
tight-knit Jewish community of Joburg. Chantal tries to get to grips with a culture and heritage that is so vastly different to her own - but ironically often surprisingly similar. Along the way we meet the omnipresent voice of her mother, her gay
best friend and even her first Rabbi!
FROM KOE’SIESTES TO KNEIDLACHis an
uplifting theatrical treat that embraces diversity with warmth and humour. The production runs from 12th – 23rd June at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square. There will be 6 performances a week - Tuesdays to
Fridays at 8.15pm and two shows on Saturdays at 6pm and 8.15pm. Enquire about dinner show specials and group discounts. Call the theatre on 011 883-8606 or book online: www.computicket.com or tel. the call centre: 08619158000
Performed in 46 countries, in 23 languages, with over 500 productions and countless awards to its credit, VISITING MISTER GREEN is a stage play by American author Jeff Baron. This year it celebrates its 20th anniversary since it opened at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, with Eli Wallach in the lead role.
A new production of this well-loved and inspirational play will be proudly presented, for the first time in Sandton by Daphne Kuhn from the 15th May till the 10th June at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square. It will be directed by leading director Alan Swerdlow, designed by award winner Denis Hutchinson and feature a star cast - with Michael Richard in the title role as Mr. Green and Roberto Pombo as Ross.
Eighty-six-year-old widower Mr. Green is almost hit by a car driven by young corporate executive Ross Gardiner. Found guilty of reckless driving, Ross is ordered to spend the next six months making weekly visits to Mr. Green. What starts off as a comedy about two people who resent being in the same room together, develops into drama as family secrets are revealed and old wounds are opened.
"A great piece of theatre"- London Sunday Telegraph “Jeff Baron has crafted a piece that is extraordinarily beautiful" - La Nacion (Buenos Aires) “We are moved by this tightrope game, a beautiful lesson in humanity"- Le Télegramme (Paris) "the play explores family alienation and loneliness, but in an engaging, often humorous way - an audience pleaser” -Washington Post
The show runs nightly at 8.15 and at 6pm and 8.15 on a Saturday. There will be a Sunday perf0rmance on the 10th June at 3pm.Enquire about group discounts and dinner show packages. We can also arrange a short Q & A after the show with the cast, should you wish to attend with a school group. Bookings can be made by calling the theatre on 011 883-8606 or book online:www.computicket.comor tel. the Computicket call centre on 0861 915 8000
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For further media info, interviews and booking enquiries call Daphne Kuhn or Mika Stefano on 011 883-8606 at the box-office.
"It was impressive the first time around, and now it’s even better. The cast make this production next level – they’re all gems, every one of them!" Karen Rutter - Weekend Special
"A triumph. A celebration of song, dance, colour and superb acting that is engaging and compelling and laced with humour." Orielle Berry - Cape Times
"Sensational the second time around. In this mad and fast-moving world appetites change constantly, attention spans narrow and it is easy to dismiss things as old or tired. That said, this fabulous pairing of a sensational Maria and a reliable and gorgeous Tony in a grand-scale production of West Side Story is anything but! Don't muck about - get your tickets now." Siobhan Cassidy - Daily Maverick
Now on at Artscape Opera House playing until Sunday 22 April Tue - Fri @ 8pm | Sat @ 4pm & 8pm | Sun @ 2pm & 6pm 2 hours 20 minutes, incl a 20 minute interval
SENSATIONAL SAVINGS ON GROUP BOOKINGS! Adults, corporate, scholars, seniors and students