Events

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 Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 to Sunday, August 20th, 2017
Daphne Kuhn by arrangement with Mamba Productions presents Mamba Republic
 
Written by and starring JOHN VAN DE RUIT and BEN VOSS
Directed by Mervyn McMurtry

They will be back at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Sandton from 2nd August to delight audiences with their third production in the Mamba comedy trilogy -  Mamba Republic! The production has just enjoyed sell-out seasons at the Grahamstown’s National Arts Festival and in Durban. The comedy reunites the talents of BEN VOSS (Beauty Ramapelepele) and JOHN VAN DE RUIT (Spud). Mamba Republic 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 characterisations, the duo sinks 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, the economy, sport, technology, racism, an alternative national anthem, or even the most unusual football match in living memory, Mamba Republic will have you rolling in the aisles at the utter absurdity of life at the foot of Africa.
 
Internationally acclaimed author, van de Ruit said, “Fellow Saffas, you are in for a treat! It has been said before that we, as South Africans, are really good at laughing at the state of our nation. We will be reminding audiences how much there is to laugh at .... and adding a bit of a mamba twist.”
 
Adding to the duo on stage, the behind the scene team is spear-headed by Durban theatre leader and visionary, Dr Mervyn McMurtry as director and designer. In charge of lighting design is Michael Broderick.
 
Mamba Republic follows in the footsteps of Green Mamba (2002) and Black Mamba (2005) which together racked up over 800 performances in five years, winning numerous awards and developing a cult following all over Southern Africa.

Book your tickets HERE

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