Dugan’s portrayal of Wiesenthal was perfect and the play was accurate.
Wiesenthal, coming to the Berman Center for the Performing Arts, tells the story of a dedicated, surprising man.
Writer and performer Tom Dugan, who stars in the one-man touring show, mixes jokes in with tragedies in the life of this Holocaust survivor in the play, which is set on the day he retired at age 95.
The entire production is first rate, polished, professional, and obviously the result of seven years of taking this show on the road, including NYC and ultimately to PBS.
Wiesenthal is storytelling of the highest order delivered through a top-notch performance by an actor who clearly loves his character.
Wiesenthal may not be a Jewish James Bond, but this is a show that shakes and stirs us awake with humor, heartache, humanity and hope.
CRITIC’S CHOICE! “Persuasively structured and engrossing storytelling.”
“Surprising humour laces a powerful look at the famed Nazi hunter in one-man show.”
“Moving. Powerful. Beautiful. Wiesenthal’s persistence and hard-won humor at his best!”
“HEARTFELT, DEEPLY MOVING AND COMPELLING! It should be required viewing for all.”
“Wiesenthal succeeds with skill and unexpected humor in bringing its heroic figure to life.”
“You will be spellbound by this play and Tom Dugan’s performance, but most of all you will understand the importance of the story being told and retold. To me, seeing this play and bringing my son with me was a responsibility and an obligation.”
“Thoroughly edifying and surprisingly uplifting. Dugan portrays Wiesenthal with charming charisma.”
“Wiesenthal resonates for us today, right now!”
“A MUST SEE! You have to take your whole family!”
Superficially, Tom Dugan and Simon Wiesenthal have little in common. Dugan, who portrays the Nazi hunter in the one man Off-Broadway play Wiesenthal…
Writer and star of the off Broadway play “Wiesenthal,” Tom Dugan joins msnbc’s Chris Witherspoon to discuss the heroic (and comedic) side of Simon Wiesenthal.
Written and performed by Tom Dugan, “Wiesenthal” is based on the life of Simon Wiesenthal, the Austrian-born Holocaust survivor who became world renowned for his fearless pursuit of Nazi war criminals in the years following World War II, when many of the fugitives had since immigrated to Latin America.
Tickets are now on sale to see the “Jewish James Bond” off-Broadway! Tom Dugan’s Wiesenthal will begin performances at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row on October 24 and run through through February 1, 2015.
Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, The Normal Heart) and Karyl Lynn Burns (The Best is Yet to Come) present the New York premiere of Wiesenthal, the award-winning play written by and starring Tom Dugan and directed by Jenny Sullivan.
Tom Dugan will perform his historical thriller about famed Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal at the Acorn Theatre.