Two Jews walk into a theatre…
Brian Lipson and Gideon Obarzanek
We think we know our parents. We sense their presence inside us – at times we’re even shocked to hear their voices come out of our own mouths. Taking this idea literally, acclaimed director/performer Brian Lipson and choreographer/director Gideon Obarzanek present themselves as their fathers on stage. 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, Two Jews walk into a theatre… is a challenging departure for three of Melbourne’s most adventurous and experienced performance makers. Deceptively simple, subtly affecting and packed with surprise, it portrays two fathers with all the intimacy, understanding and horror that only a son can supply.
Devised & Performed by:
Brian Lipson & Gideon Obarzanek
Image by – Sarah Walker