"Two Men Talking"
June Swaner Gates Concert Hall
Thu, 19 Jan 2012
PAUL BROWDE and MURRAY NOSSEL
With Support from University of Denver Center for Multi-Cultural Excellence, University of Denver Student Life, Iliff School of Theology and Center for Judaic Studies, Univ. of Denver
Johannesburg 1974: A teacher asks two rival schoolboys to tell each other a story. Decades later, they meet by chance in New York as Oscar®-nominated filmmaker and psychiatrist and set out to transform the world through their real life storytelling. “Two Men Talking” is a live unscripted performance in which two men weave their life stories into a production that captivates audiences. “Two Men Talking” tries to make sense of growing up white, Jewish, gay and privileged under apartheid in South Africa.
Real-life adversaries when schoolboys in South Africa — one a bully and the other his victim — Browde and Nossel are now creative partners who use structured improvisation to address emotionally charged issues like bullying, HIV/AIDS and the corrosive effects of prejudice. In improvised performances that are unique each time, they use theatrical storytelling to steer through the dangerous waters of frank discussion toward the realm of reconciliation.
Sponsored by Newman Center Members