Hirsch has great run in Vancouver as part of Chutzpah Festival, with Touchstone Theatre and the Firehall Arts Centre, February 25 to March 1, 2014.
“so dynamically told and Mr. Nashman was so alive and fun it made me wish I had known John Hirsch.” The Charlesbois Post
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Hirsch came home to Winnipeg and got a hero’s welcome:
Hirsch played the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre’s Tom Hendry Warehouse in December 2013.
“An engaging and nuanced tribute to a giant of Canada’s cultural scene, a touching love letter to theatre itself, and a welcome homecoming for John Hirsch.” CBC Winnipeg
“Nashman fills the stage with a stirring performance… a fitting evocation of [Hirsch's] lasting impact on Canadian theatre.” ★★★★1/2 Winnipeg Free Press
Hirsch in Edinburgh: “a revelatory little gem!”
Hirsch played The Pleasance from August 1 to 25, 2013.
“There are moments during a fringe festival that grab you and hold every ounce of your being.”
★★★★★ The New Current
Hirsch is a fantastic, passionate and informative piece of theatre, well written and brilliantly performed. Nashman had me gripped from start to finish. ★★★★ Broadway Baby
“You’d perhaps expect that a play about a gay, Jewish, Hungarian refugee who winds up in the badlands of Canada might have limited appeal to audiences at the Fringe. In fact, Alon Nashman and Paul Thompson’s Hirsch is a beautifully-written look at the life of one man, brought to life by Nashman’s thrilling performance.” ★★★★★ Spoonfed London
Hirsch, a New Play by Alon Nashman and Paul Thompson, premiered at the Stratford Festival of Canada in the summer of 2012. It recounts the story of John Hirsch, who lived a thunderous, fractured life which saw joy’s greatest heights as well as the darkest corners of tragedy. An orphan of the Holocaust, adopted by Canada, Hirsch found his true home in the theatre, where he became a controversial, flamboyant, inspiring and deeply influential director.