Two Jews walk into a theatre… 

May 6, 2018 by Arts Editor
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Brian Lipson and Gideon Obarzanek’s irreverent, Two Jews Walk into a Theatre… sees two of Australia’s most-loved performers meet as their fathers on stage, all the intimacy, understanding and horror that only a son can supply.

Strongly opinionated and unafraid to share, Laurence Lipson and Zenek Obarzanek make for one of theatre’s great odd couples, firing verbal volleys that hit all too close to home. At the Sydney Opera House, though they wear their fathers like ill-fitting suits, the two sons bring all of their trademark theatrical verve and adventurousness to provoke questions of age, political belief and the people who make us who we are. An “evilly funny” (The Plus Ones) exploration of the father son relationship, this clever short theatre work is an “unmissable and unforgettable” (Australian Stage) reminder that whether doting or distant, joker or tyrant, a father is a terrible weight to carry around.

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Brian Lipson, Devisor/Performer

Gideon Obarzanek, Devisor/Performer

Lucy Guerin, Director/Choreographer

Bosco Shaw, Lighting Designer

Oren Ambarchi, Sound Composer

Wendy Lasica, Producer


Sydney Opera House Playhouse

Wednesday May 9, 8.30pm, PREVIEW

Thursday May 10, 8.30pm

Friday May 11, 8.30pm

Saturday May 12, 6pm

Sunday May 13, 6pm

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