Events

Ask Walter - Auto & General Theatre on the Square

From Monday, May 15th, 2017 to Sunday, June 4th, 2017
Starring JEREMIAH MNTONGA, RICCI-LEE KALISH, ARTHUR BONGANI ZITH, JAMES REYNOLDS and DENEL HONNEYBALL
Directed by AIMEÈ GOLDSMITH
Written by AIMEÈ GOLDSMITH and ZEE NTULI

A new SA comedy of errors. A naive psychology major drop-out, lands his own talk-show in an attempt to court the show’s producer. However his first guest, a mentally unstable lingerie designer, hijacks the show! A comedy of errors not to be missed!

Show times:
Tues-Fri at 20h15 and 2 shows on Sat at 18h00 and 20h15

Betrayal - Auto & General Theatre on the Square

From Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 to Saturday, July 1st, 2017
By Harold Pinter
Starring ANTONY COLEMAN, CARLY GRAEME and TOM FAIRFOOT.
Directed by GREG HOMANN

A sharp look into the nature of romantic relationships, Harold Pinter’s famous international award-wining play, BETRAYAL. Long-time lovers Jerry and Emma meet after her marriage to her husband Robert dissolves, and then backtracks all the way to 1968 when their affair first began. As the years spin backwards, a complex web of secrets about the trio emerges and calls into question the nature of their intimacy – as friends, as partners, as spouses.

A play about love, lust and time, BETRAYAL is regarded as Harold Pinter’s finest play.

Show times:
Tues-Fri at 20h15 and 2 shows on Sat at 18h00 and 20h15

Winter Jazz Weekend - Auto & General Theatre on the Square

From Friday, July 7th, 2017 to Sunday, July 9th, 2017
Visit www.theatreonthesquare.co.za for Line Up Details
 
 

Bonjour Monsieur Brel - Auto & General Theatre on the Square

From Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 to Sunday, July 16th, 2017
With JANNIE DU TOIT, SUSAN MOUTON and COENRAAD RALL.

In BONJOUR MONSIEUR BREL, Jacques Brel's imaginative texts are sung by Jannie du Toit in four languages, with accompaniment from Susan Mouton on cello and Chanie Jonker Preis on piano. The 80-minute show was compiled by Juanita Swanepoel with musical arrangements by Clinton Zerf and Matthys Maree and Afrikaans translations by Naomi Morgan.

The production features several of Brel's most popular hits.

Show times:
25h15 during the week
18h00 and 20h15 on Saturday 15th and 16h00 on Sun 16th July

State Fracture - Auto & General Theatre on the Square

From Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 to Saturday, July 29th, 2017
The sequel to Pay Back The Curry

By MIKE VAN GRAAN
Starring DANIEL MPILO RICHARDS
Directed by ROB VAN VUUREN

Mike van Graan’s STATE FRACTURE follows the successful PAY BACK THE CURRY with the multi-talented Daniel Mpilo Richards depicting a variety of characters (and caricatures) commenting on all things contemporary! A series of sketches to make audiences think even as they laugh. 

Show times:
Tues-Fri at 20h15 and 2 shows on Sat at 18h00 and 20h15
 

Mamba Republic - Auto & General Theatre on the Square

From Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 to Sunday, August 20th, 2017
Written by and starring BEN VOSS (Beauty Ramapelepele) & JOHN VAN DE RUIT (Spud).

MAMBA REPUBLIC is a rapidly-paced satirical sketch comedy that takes a savagely funny look at all that is wrong and very wrong in the Rainbow Nation. With their unique blend of sharp wit, hopeless optimism and clever characterisation, the duo sink their fangs into the fiascos, farces and foibles of South African life.

Whether it is their unique take on fees must fall, state capture, online dating, or an alternative national anthem, MAMBA REPUBLIC will have you clutching at your face at the utter absurdity of life in South Africa.

Show times:
Tues-Fri at 20h15 and 2 shows on Sat at 18h00 and 20h15
 

Freud's Last Session

From Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 to Saturday, September 16th, 2017
By Marc St Germain
Starring GRAHAM HOPKINS and ANTONY COLEMAN
Directed by ALAN SWERDLOW

Filled with humanity, humour, and razor-sharp dialogue, FREUD’S LAST SESSION imagines the meeting of two of the 20th century’s greatest academics. On the brink of war in Europe, author and former atheist C.S. Lewis visits the London home of Dr. Sigmund Freud.

Lewis’s recent embrace of Christianity stands in stark contrast to Dr. Freud, whose beliefs are influenced by his life’s work in science. Amidst evacuations and air raid sirens these two legendary scholars debate religion, sex, love, the existence of God, and the meaning of life itself.

Show times:
Tues-Fri at 20h15 and 2 shows on Sat at 18h00 and 20h15
 

Old Man & The Sea - Auto & General Theatre on the Square

From Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 to Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Created and Directed by JENINE COLLOCOTT
Starring JAMES CAIRNS and TARRYN BENNET

The Old Man and the Sea is a short novel written by the American author Ernest Hemingway in 1951 in Bimini, Bahamas.

One of his most famous works, it tells the story of Santiago, an aging Cuban fisherman who struggles with a giant marlin far out in the Gulf Stream off the coast of Florida. 

Show times:
Tues-Fri at 20h15 and 2 shows on Sat at 18h00 and 20h15

Search for Signs of Intelligent Life on the Universe - Auto & General Theatre on the Square

From Monday, October 9th, 2017 to Saturday, October 28th, 2017
Starring MICHELLE DOUGLAS 
Directed by STEVEN FEINSTEIN

Michelle Douglas plays multiple roles in Jane Wagner's one-woman play, a comedic look at and critique of contemporary American society.

The piece takes up themes of the interconnectedness of people and of people’s methods for finding meaning in lives that sometimes seem absurd. The play’s theatricality, and the fact that all of its characters are performed by the same actor, stresses universal human connections.

Show times:
Tues-Fri at 20h15 and 2 shows on Sat at 18h00 and 820h15
 

The House of Truth - Auto & General Theatre on the Square

From Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 to Saturday, November 18th, 2017
By SIPHIWO MAHALA
Starring SELLO MAAKE NCUBE
Directed by VANESSA COOK

The play is about Daniel Canodoce “Can” Themba, the assistant editor of the Drum Magazine in the fifties and for writing The Suit. The play gives a considerable amount of detail about him, which is not surprising, because the playwright is currently pursuing doctoral studies on the life and works of Can Themba. Directed by VANESSA COOK, THE HOUSE OF TRUTH stars SELLO MAAKE KANCUBE.

Show times:
Tues-Fri at 20h15 and 2 shows on Sat at 18h00 and 20h15