Emmy Award winners Roscoe Lee Browne and Anthony Zerbe star in "Behind the Broken Words" at Montclair State University's Memorial Auditorium on Friday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m.
A stunning performance of 20th century poetry and drama, the program features the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay, W.H. Auden, William Butler Yeats, Dylan Thomas, Richard Wright, e.e. cummings (cq), Seamus Heaney, Robinson Jeffers, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and others. Interwoven are selected scenes from dramas and comedies by Jean Giradoux, Edmund Rostand, Derek Wolcott and Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Browne is an Emmy Award winner, a Tony nominee and narrator of two Oscar- nominated feature films, "Babe," and "The Ra Expeditions." Television appearances include "Barney Miller (Emmy nominated)," "A Different World," "Falcon Crest (Emmy nominated)," and "the Cosby Show," for which he won the Emmy Award.
Zerbe is recognized as one of the country's most versatile actors, with extensive stage, film and television credits. He has appeared in more than 25 major motion pictures, including "Cool Hand Luke," "Will Penny," "The Molly McGuires," "The Liberation of Lord Byron Jones," "The Omega Man," "Papillon," "Rooster Cogburn," "The Turning Point," "The Dead Zone," "Hear No Evil; See No Evil" and "License to Kill."
Tickets for the Great Events offering are $25. Tickets for seniors, students, MSU faculty, staff, alumni and children are $15. For further information and to order tickets, call the MSU Box Office at (973) 655-5112.