New York Debut of "Wiesenthal" One-Man Play at 92nd Street Y - 4/10/13 - During Holocaust National Days of Remembrance
New York, NY, February 11, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Marking its New York premiere, playwright, actor and Drama Critics Circle Award Winner Tom Dugan will present “Wiesenthal,” a one-man play that portrays the famed concentration camp survivor Simon Wiesenthal’s life pursuit for bringing Nazi criminals to justice, at 92nd Street Y on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 8 p.m., during a Holocaust National Day of Remembrance.
92nd Street Y is located at 1395 Lexington Ave. Tickets start at $29 and are available by calling (212) 415-5500, online at www.92Y.org or in person at the box office.
Says Dugan of his 92Y performance, “I am delighted for the New York premiere of “Wiesenthal” during the Holocaust National Days of Remembrance, especially to commemorate Simon Wiesenthal’s passion for educating youth for the future – teaching the next generation how to identify the warning signs of the dangers that exist today.”
“Wiesenthal” (directed by Jenny Sullivan) is set on the day of the famed “Nazi Hunter’s” retirement while he recounts how after cheating death at the hands of Hitler’s dreaded S.S. he dedicated his life to tracking down and bringing to justice nearly 1,100 fugitive war criminals, including Franz Stangl, the Treblinka death camp commandant; Karl Silberbauer, the S.S. officer who imprisoned Anne Frank; and the infamous “Architect of the Holocaust” Adolph Eichmann.
Dugan, the son of a decorated WWII veteran, is available for interview or to provide commentary on his play and the life of Wiesenthal, including on Holocaust Remembrance Day April 8 and during the Holocaust National Days of Remembrance April 7-14.
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 his work in “Wiesenthal.” http://www.tomduganplays.com/HTML%20pages/bio.html
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. http://www.tomduganplays.com/HTML%20pages/simon.w.html
About Days Of Remembrance: The U.S. Congress established the Days of Remembrance as an annual commemoration of the Holocaust. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum designated “Never Again: Heeding the Warning Signs” as the theme for the 2013 observance, from April 7-14. http://www.ushmm.org/remembrance/dor/
About 92nd Street Y: 92nd Street Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. For more information visit www.92Y.org.