The acclaimed actor Alon Nashman discusses his upcoming performances of Hirsch as part of the Chutzpah! Festival in Vancouver, 25 February-01 March 2014, with Joseph Planta.
Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
Beginning next Tuesday, 25 February 2014 is the critically acclaimed show, Hirsch. It was co-created by Paul Thompson, and my guest now, Alon Nashman, who stars as the show’s title character, John Hirsch. Born in Hungary in 1930, Hirsch was the sole survivor of his family, all of whom died. He ended up in Winnipeg, and cofounded the Manitoba Theatre Centre. He went on to Toronto, Stratford, Shaw, the National Arts Centre, and the United States, directing. Hirsch died in 1989 from AIDS, yet he’s considered a giant in Canada’s theatrical community. I’ll ask Mr. Nashman about this show, about Hirsch’s work, temperament and personality, and more. Alon Nashman is an award winning actor, director and producer, and a graduate from the National Theatre School. The website for more is at www.alonnashman.com. Hirsch is presented as part of the Chutzpah! Festival 25 February to 01 March 2014 at the Firehall Arts Centre. Visit www.firehallartscentre.ca for tickets and information. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in Toronto today, Alon Nashman; Mr. Nashman, good morning.