Two Jews Walk Into a Theatre…[Sydney]
Saturday May 12, 2018 - 6:00 PM
Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
Yasmin Dandachi & Mark Knock
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About the Show
Comedy. Friends. Fathers.
Whether doting or distant, joker or tyrant, a father is a terrible weight to carry around.
In an irreverent act of childishness, director and performer Brian Lipson and choreographer Gideon Obarzanek meet as their fathers on stage with all the intimacy, understanding and horror that only a son can supply. The result is funny, poignant and alarming.
It’s probably a good thing that Zenek Obarzanek and Laurence Lipson never met in real life, but the fictional meeting of these two irascible old men makes for entertaining and provocative theatre. Ranging from the domestic to the global, their disagreements and affinities are intense.
Directed by choreographer Lucy Guerin, this performance is a challenging departure for three of Melbourne’s most adventurous and experienced performance makers. It is deceptively simple, subtly affecting and packed with surprise.
Presented by Sydney Opera House