Back to Back Theatre’s Ganesh Versus the Third Reich, presented in NYC as part of the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival and scheduled to play Chicago (Museum of Contemporary Art) in May.
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I did tweet about this last night.
Dang it, Joel. You’re ahead of me. These days I’m away for long (and unpredictable) stretches of time, and I miss an awful lot of things.
Another friend tipped me to “Ganesh” this morning, and yet another (who works at MCA) revealed that it will play Chicago.
I hope to see it.
I cannot carry out this mission.
“He doesn’t understand what is fiction and what is not.”
i’ll have to check this out. Though googling it, i guess it’s pissing off Hindus. As if Ganesh is theirs. To boot, all the actors are ‘intellectually disabled.’
Say, I didn’t know that possessive Hindus were getting wrought up about this. Always good to annoy stodgy folks, I’m thinking.
They should be more possessive about the swastika. When we were in Bali recently, I was thinking it would be interesting to get a swastika tattoo, and whenever someone confronted you, you could say, well it’s a hindu symbol, and one by one you would diffuse its ‘bad’ meaning. If you have the patience for pissing a lot of people off & maybe even getting punched.
That would be tough, Derek. I wonder how far removed humankind will be from visceral associations with the Nazis for the swastika to be seen in a neutral or even positive light. I expect eventually it will come to pass, but not in our lifetimes.