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Freud Playhouse at UCLA
245 Charles E Young Drive East Los Angeles, CA 90095
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3.8 / 5 Rated by 20 members
Review from Thor
Red Velvet 40 events 20 reviews

"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

reviewed Jan 24 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from vmdemoss
58 events 21 reviews

Theatre at its best: raw and polished; heartbreaking and hilarious; simple and soaring. This is the most inspiring time I have spent in a theatre since the last production I saw by the brilliant Robert LePage. I so wish they had a longer run in...continued

reviewed Jan 27 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from 356artist
27 events 14 reviews

This was a challenging play presenting unusual themes and approaches to theater. The disjointed segmentation added to the overall effect of being a glimpse into the layers of thought and emotion that hamper all human activity aggravated by...continued

reviewed Jan 24 2013 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“… 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 ": Versus the Third Reich as one of the Top Ten Best Theater Performances of 2012.
Watch a video trailer for Ganesh Versus the Third Reich.
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.

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