Broken Plates – a metaphor of life


1464612814_largeBroken Plates – Spazmena Piata – a comedic feast of hilarious Greek delicacies, written and performed by Renos Spanoudes is coming to Sandton from June 22.

22 June – 9 July
Tuesday – Friday at 20:15
Saturday at 17:00 and 20:30

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Broken Plates, a theatrical treat of comedic Greek delicacies, opens at the Auto and General Theatre on the Square with a preview on 22 June for a three-week run. The play is written by and stars consummate performer, director, radio announcer and mentor, Renos Spanoudes.

Plates are a fascinating, integral part of our lives. We eat off them; we use them when serving guests and sharing meals with loved ones; we give them as gifts; we display them in our homes; some even break them on a grave in bereavement; and at times in celebration – we even smash them as we dance!

The play deals with life and living depicted in a selection of stories using the “plate” as a metaphor.

1464612795_largeEach new reflective story provides the dramatic device that reveals life in all its wonder and poignancy – a father making his speech at his daughter’s wedding; an old woman remembering her life; a young man reacting his past…

The production was first presented as part of the Wits So Solo festival and later at the State Theatre’s Mzanzi Fela festival. It became a Naledi Award Nominee for Best New SA Play and it is now officially opening on the Sandton stage at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square for a full three-week run.

The play is inspired by the playwright’s personal journey as a South African of Greek-Cypriot immigrant parentage, as well as by “Zorba the Greek” and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”.

Don’t miss this comedic feast of hilarious and poignant Greek delicacies. It’s all on a plate.

Bookings are now open for this fabulously uplifting theatrical experience.

Call the theatre on 011 883 8606 or Strictly Tickets on 082 553 5903 or book online:

Enquire about group discounts and dinner show bookings by arrangement with many of the adjacent upmarket new restaurants on the Nelson Mandela Square at Sandton City.

For media interviews and enquiries,
call Daphne Kuhn or Mika Stefano
Auto & General Theatre on the Square
011 883 8606
011 883 9673 (fax)

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