Event Ganesh Versus the Third Reich
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Venue Geelong Performing Arts Centre, Geelong, VIC
First Date 28 February 2013
Last Date 3 March 2013
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional cooperative
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description The story begins with the elephant-headed god Ganesh travelling through Nazi Germany to reclaim the Swastika, an ancient Hindu symbol. As this intrepid hero embarks on his journey a second narrative is revealed: the actors themselves begin to feel the weighty responsibility of storytellers and question the ethics of cultural appropriation.

Cleverly interwoven in the play’s design is the story of a young man inspired to create a play about Ganesh, god of overcoming obstacles. He is an everyman who must find the strength to overcome the difficulties in his own life, and defend his play and h
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Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Performers with disability
Subjects Adolf Hitler
Anti-war
Attitudes
Culture
History
Religion
Symbolism
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Johan Johannsson Composer
Shio Otani Costume Designer
Rhian Hinkley Designer
Mark Deans Devisor
Marcia Ferguson Devisor
Nicki Holland Devisor
Simon Laherty Devisor
Sarah Mainwaring Devisor
Scott Price Devisor
Brian Tilley Devisor
David Woods Devisor
Bruce Gladwin Director
Andrew Livingston Lighting Designer
Mark Cuthbertson Set and/or Property Maker
Works
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
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Event Identifier 103936