Theater/Play – The Perfect Ganesh



The Prefect Ganesh, written by Terrence McNally, an America playwright, is a quest for philosophical answers in India by two middle-aged suburban women with help of Hindu God Ganesha. It was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1994. The Perfect Ganesh will be presented at various venues in Britain in March and April 2008 by Phizzical Productions and South Asian Touring Theatre Consortium.

Two middle-aged suburban women Margaret Civil and Katharine Brynne abandon their annual vacation ritual and purchase a holiday package to India. Both women are tired of their unsuccessful marriages and both had not yet got over personal tragedies, which include the death of their respective sons. In India, the two women come across the happy and benevolent Ganesha as guide.

Katherine Brynne wants to find a perfect Ganesha statue to add to her collection and this is when Ganesha appears and become part of the play.

The Perfect Ganesh is set in the India of early 1990s and is directed by Samir Bhamra.