'Two Men Talking' with Nossel & Browde Premieres Off-Bway at Barrow St Theatre

By: Feb. 18, 2008
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Proving the axiom that friendship is always a work in progress, Murray Nossel and Paul Browde leave nothing unsaid or unexplored in Two Men Talking, their frank, improvised account of their friendship.  Two Men Talking performs twice a week on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30PM in an exclusive engagement through Saturday May 3 at The Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street. The Off-Broadway premiere is produced by Scott Morfee, Tom Wirtshafter and Jim Jermanok. Dan Milne is the director.

"Each performance is shaped by the actors' mutual listening and by their in-the-moment responses to familiar aspects of the story as well as to the unforeseen confession.  According to the performers, every audience is unique in the quality of its listening, and this, too, impacts the mood as well as the outcome each night," describe press materials.

Two Men Talking has been performed in South Africa, London, Edinburgh, Canada and Australia. Browde and Nossel forged their friendship while attending, in the 1960's, an elite Jewish preparatory school in Johannesburg, South Africa.  While they share a great deal – both are white, Jewish, gay South Africans; both are psychologists; both pursued careers in the theatre – their lives trace entirely distinct trajectories.

Nossel, an Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker, is a PhD in social work.  In addition to his Oscar nominated Why Can't We Be a Family Again? (2003), his other films have aired on HBO, PBS, and the BBC.  Browde, a psychotherapist now in private practice, was until recently an assistant clinical professor at New York University.

Two Men Talking performs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30PM.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased thru Telecharge, at 212-239-6200, or online at www.telecharge.com.

The Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street at 7th Avenue South, is now a hotbed of literate unscripted theatre.  The critically acclaimed long-form improvisers TJ & Dave return for their next Barrow Street Theatre stint in March.  TJ & Dave and Two Men Talking will perform concurrently that weekend.