“True theatre, sensuality, rage, the art of being real, real community, real work, indigenous essence. The audience loved it.”   The Critter South Africa

“There are moments during a festival that grab you and hold every ounce of your being.”
★★★★★ The New Current

Yes We Canada! 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

“An interest in the workings of theater — and the often unbridled passions of the men and women who work backstage to bring it to life — is all that is really required to enjoy Mr. Nashman and Mr. Thompson’s tribute to an artist whose work they revere, and a man whose demons they depict with clear eyes but sympathetic hearts.”  New York Times

“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 is intelligent…endearing…impressive. Nashman is fantastically versatile.” ★★★★ No Borders Magazine

“Full of wit and humanity this is a touching, honest and revelatory little gem. An absorbing, powerful and touching portrayal of a contradictory character.” ★★★★ TVBomb Culture Magazine

“The performance is energetic, entertaining and yet also full of emotion…. This labour of love is a touching tribute.” The Stage

HIRSCH, a New Play by Alon Nashman and Paul Thompson. John Hirsch lived a thunderous life and knew joy’s greatest heights as well as the darkest corners of tragedy. He found his only true home in the theatre and became a controversial, flamboyant, inspiring and deeply influential director. HIRSCH recounts his remarkable life story, and his complex relationship with actors.

“Hugely compelling… don’t miss.”– Chicago Tribune

“A stunning tour de force.” – Beat Magazine, Canada

Hirsch is about the redemptive power of theatre itself.” – playbill.com

“Amazing performance. DON’T MISS IT!”– Maggie Smith