Theatre, Therapy and Real Life Combine in Two Men Talking Benefit Performance, Dec. 6

News   Theatre, Therapy and Real Life Combine in Two Men Talking Benefit Performance, Dec. 6 Paul Browde and Murray Nossel will perform their two-man work Two Men Talking as a special benefit performances, Dec. 6.

Dan Milne directs the new play written and performed by Browde and Nossel for the 7 PM evening performance at The Bank Street Theatre followed by a reception at Ramscale. All proceeds will benefit Friends in Deed — a charity that provides support for those facing extremely challenging medical circumstances from HIV/AIDS to cancer to other life-threatening illnesses. 80 minutes of reflection based on an assignment given by a teacher in their native Johannesburg, South Africa in 1974, Two Men Talking was born when the then-12 year-olds were asked to "tell each other a story." Three decades later, Browde (a psychiatrist) and Nossel (an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker) continue their story around the world. In the work, the M.D. and Ph.D. Holders (respectively) intimately and humorously delve into issues of growing up white, Jewish, privileged and gay during Apartheid.

BLT, Murray Bruce and Barbara Ligeti present Two Men Talking. Browde was trained as an actor at the Drama Studio London. Nossel directed the feature-length documentary "Paternal Instinct" for HBO and BBC.

Tickets to Two Men Talking at The Bank Street Theatre, 155 Bank Street are $100 and available by calling (212) 316-1070 or (310) 800-0440. The reception will be at Ramscale, located at 463 West Street. For more information, visit www.twomentalking.com.

Promotional art for <i>Two Men Talking.</i>
Promotional art for Two Men Talking.