Vision Quest For Matrons

TITLE: A PERFECT GANESH

AUTHOR: TERRENCE MCNALLY

WHERE: OFF-BROADWAY

THE BOTTOM LINE: On a deity-guided tour of India, two grieving women walled in privacy find spiritual transport.

The audience knows it is in for an offbeat experience as soon as the first character appears, sporting an elephant's head. This is Ganesha, the Hindu god who embodies childish playfulness, zest for life and prankish humor. During the course of almost three hours, he appears in countless guises across a tourist's landscape of India, as a Japanese husband and later his wife, as a street peddler, a beggar and a leper, not to...

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