SOURCE: Tom Dugan Plays

Tom Dugan Plays

September 11, 2012 07:00 ET

Unveiling of 'Wiesenthal' One-Man Play -- the Story of a Survivor Seeking Justice -- 10/9-10/18

TORONTO--(Marketwire - Sep 11, 2012) - Playwright, actor and Drama Critics Circle Award Winner Tom Dugan will present the premiere performance of "Wiesenthal," updated from the play "Nazi Hunter - Simon Wiesenthal," which features a new title and includes recently discovered details of Wiesenthal's important work, for the first time at Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company located at 121 Parkway Forest Drive, Suite 107 in Toronto, Canada, from October 9 to October 18, 2012. (For performance times, call 800-708-6754.) The play will continue to portray the famed concentration camp survivor's life pursuit for bringing Nazi criminals to justice.

Dugan's play is set on the day of the famed Nazi hunter's retirement. While packing up his files, the hero, nicknamed "The Jewish James Bond," recounts how after cheating death at the hands of Hitler's dreaded S.S., Wiesenthal dedicated his life to tracking down and bringing to justice nearly 1,100 fugitive Nazi war criminals. Some of which include such notorious villains as Franz Stangl, the Treblinka death camp commandant; Karl Silberbauer, the S.S. officer who imprisoned Anne Frank; Franz Murer, "The Butcher of Wilna"; and the infamous "Architect of the Holocaust" Adolph Eichmann.

"I am thrilled to premiere 'Wiesenthal' at the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company this October," says actor and playwright Tom Dugan. "I look forward to shedding light on recently discovered details of Wiesenthal's important work."

Dugan, the son of a decorated WWII veteran, is available to provide commentary on the exceptional life of Wiesenthal (1908 - 2005) -- the man known as "The Conscience of the Holocaust."

Additional upcoming performances of "Wiesenthal" will be held March 13-17, 2013 at 8 p.m. at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center at 3385 NE 188th Street in Aventura, Florida. For tickets, contact 954-462-0222.

ABOUT TOM DUGAN: Tom Dugan is a veteran actor and playwright who recently received the 2011 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Solo Performance and was winner of three 2011 Los Angeles Ovation Award nominations for the for his work in "Wiesenthal."

ABOUT "WIESENTHAL": Critically acclaimed one-man play "Wiesenthal" was hailed "masterful" by Backstage, "authoritative and engaging" by the LA Times, and "most eloquent" by LA WEEKLY. Written by and starring Tom Dugan, "Wiesenthal" chronicles the life of Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal.

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