Back to Back Theatre's Ganesh Versus the Third Reich at UCLA
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Once began as a music-fueled indie film that won the nation's heart in 2006, taking home the Best Original Song Oscar for its haunting love ballad "Falling Slowly." Now, Once has taken the Broadway stage by storm, earning eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The romantic tale follows a downtrodden Dublin street musician and a delightfully quirky Czech woman who meet in the least likely of places -- a vacuum cleaner repair shop. Their complicated lives make the path to love a rocky one, and they channel their feelings into the music they produce together -- him on guitar, her on piano, two voices harmonizing and setting them free, for a time, from the harsh realities of their lives. Learn More
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Featured review from Steve Friedman
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This not for everyone, but it is for theatreistas, like Tim Robbins, down two seats from me, and sort of for me. Totally inventive and unique, you root for the actors, and they come through. As the LA Times review indicated, there are many possible interpretive layers. For me the main thing was that it kept me on the edge of my seat, because there was no way to anticipate how it would unfold.
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"Ganesh vs 3rd Reich" was about 1/10th of the play.
The rest was "cajoling mentally handicapped men into being actors and writers". It was a bit of a stretch to say all the actors were handicapped, since most of the lines were read by their...continued
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“… courageous, confronting, intelligent and magisterially considered theatre. It doesn’t valorise imagination, but poses it as a tormenting problem… the towering achievement here is to stimulate discussion around issues of cultural appropriation, the rights and responsibilities of those who imagine and speak for others.” —The Age
“__The Guardian __(U.K.) recently ranked ":http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/ten-best-theatre-shows-of-2012Ganesh Versus the Third Reich as one of the Top Ten Best Theater Performances of 2012.
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Ganesh Versus the Third Reich has won the 2009 Kit Denton Fellowship for Courageous Writing, the 2011 Age Critics’ Award for best new Australia work at the Melbourne festival, three Green Room Awards for Best Ensemble Performance (Alternative & Hybrid Performance), Best Direction (Theatre), and Best Production (Theatre) and the 2012 Helpmann Award for Best Play.
Patrons are advised that the performance of Ganesh Versus the Third Reich contains coarse language, adult themes and portrayal of Lord Ganesh which some may find troubling. The production is a work of fiction and does not purport to be an accurate representation of historical fact or scripture.