Aventura, FL, February 04, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Playwright, actor and Drama Critics Circle Award-winner Tom Dugan will present “Wiesenthal,” updated from his play “Nazi Hunter – Simon Wiesenthal,” featuring a newly premiered title and recently discovered details of Wiesenthal’s important work, at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center at 3385 NE 188th Street in Aventura, Florida from March 13-17, 2013.
“Wiesenthal” portrays the famed concentration camp survivor’s life pursuit for bringing Nazi criminals to justice and is set on the day of the famed Nazi hunter’s retirement. “It was the rejection of collective guilt which first drew me to Wiesenthal’s story,” says Dugan. "For me, Simon Wiesenthal was a true 20th Century hero."
While packing up his files, "Wiesenthal" recounts with warmth, wit and surprising humor, how, after cheating death at the hands of Hitler’s dreaded S.S., Wiesenthal dedicates his life to tracking down and bringing to justice nearly 1,100 fugitive Nazi war criminals including 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 perform 'Wiesenthal' at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in March," says actor and playwright Tom Dugan. "I look forward to shedding light on recently discovered details of Wiesenthal’s important work."
“Wiesenthal” is directed by Jenny Sullivan, a highly respected director with work including the Off-Broadway production of The Baby Dance and the Los Angeles production of The Vagina Monologues and is the writer and director in the acclaimed autobiographical play J for J starring John Ritter.
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.”
Performance times include: Wednesday through Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets, contact (877) 311-7469 or buy online at:
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