A Perfect Ganesh Reviews
Stage and Cinema- Highly Recommended
"...In the realm of contemporary theater, where scripts often tend to shy away from tackling profound and uncomfortable subjects, A Perfect Ganesh is a remarkable outlier. This captivating play penned by Terrence McNally transcends the boundaries of conventional storytelling, delving unflinchingly into themes of loss, self-discovery, and spirituality. With its poignant narrative, exceptional character development, and moving execution, this revival at Theatricum Botanicum makes the case for this theatrical near-masterpiece, resonating deeply, and leaving a lasting impression that lingers well beyond the final curtain."
Stage Scene LA- Somewhat Recommended
"...I might have responded more positively to A Perfect Ganesh (and not found myself frequently consulting my watch) if McNally had made judicious cuts in his three-hour-long play and if a number of fantasy sequences (and too much magic realism for my taste) had not added to the running time."
The Hollywood Times- Highly Recommended
"...The play takes its name from Ganesh (or Ganesha), the benevolent, elephant-headed Hindu god who has the ability to be everyone and everywhere. Fluid in his power to assume any guise, at peace with all things, Ganesha – god of wisdom, prudence, acceptance, love and “remover of obstacles” – is the spiritual center around which the play spins. Directed by Mary Jo DuPrey, A Perfect Ganesh captures the essence of McNally’s incrimination of American prejudices, superficiality, and “New Age” desire for spiritual healing."