Ganesh Versus the Third Reich

Ganesh Versus the Third Reich
Director: Bruce Gladwin
Cast: Mark Deans, Simon Laherty, Scott Price, Brian Tilley, David Woods
Part of: Wiener Festwochen

A theatre group starts putting on a play about Ganesh (Brian Tilley) who goes to Nazi Germany to try to get back the swastika from the Nazis. As the director (David Woods) forces his vision on the actors, the actors’ various disabilities – ranging from Down Syndrome to Tourette’s – and how the world treats and sees them, take on their own role on stage.

It’s hard to review this play because there’s just so much in it. And that is just one huge compliment, in case that wasn’t clear. It has a sense of humor, but it also gets incredibly intense. And it will definitely stay with me for quite a while.

Continue reading