Name of Play :'Wiesenthal '
Actors Name: Tom Dugan
Performance language: English
Duration : 100 minutes
Playwright :Tom Dugan
Director : Jenny Sullivan
Set design: Tom Dugan,
Costume design :Amy Dugan
Music Sound: Richard Allan
Lighting Design :Kate Barrett
Producer : Tom Dugan
Tour/stage Manager: Kate Barrett
Theatre Company :Shades of Gray Productions
Synopsis: affectionately called “The Jewish James Bond,” the charming Simon Wiesenthal, recounts, like a gripping spy thriller, how after cheating death at the hands of Hitler’s dreaded S.S, he spent his life bringing to justice the most notorious war criminals in human history.
Short description: A highly entertaining, uplifting one man play with one intermission.
First performance date:January 2009
Participation at Festivals & International tours:
The Torrance Cultural arts Center, Torrance CA 2009
The Nighswander Theatre, Davenport Iowa, 2009
West Georgia University, Carrollton GA, 2011
Theatre 40, Beverly Hills CA, 2011
The American Jewish University, Los Angeles CA, 2011
Prizes /Awards :The 2011 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award ,Nominate for three 2011 Los Angeles Ovation Awards (Best Actor, Best Play and Best Director)
Professional background: Tom Dugan has been a professional Actor in Los Angeles for 30 years appearing in over 50 film and TV shows. As a playwright his historical one man plays Robert E. Lee –Shades of Gray, Frederick Douglass - in the Shadow of Slavery and 'Wiesenthal' have been produced in over two dozen cities around the United States.
Press reviews :
“An authoritative and engaging performer … you will not forget...”
Charlotte Stoudt – LA Times Critic’s Choice
“Dugan's performance is masterful…The writing is likewise superlative.”
Dany Margolies - Backstage - Critic’s Pick
“A compact and solid chronicle…most eloquent”
Deborah Klugman –LA WEEKLY
“…his transformation into Wiesenthal is remarkable... his mannerisms, movements and accent… I highly recommend this production.”
Carol Kaufman Segal – Reviewplays.com
“His performance was as riveting as it was flawless… It should be mandatory for young and old – especially young – to see 'Wiesenthal' a brilliant tour de force by Simon….I mean, Tom Dugan.”
Jerry Cutler – The Beverly Hills Courier
“This is a magnificent play that needs to be seen by all young people who are studying the Holocaust. Books, films and documentaries are very informative but there is nothing as effective as a live theatrical presentation to help people understand the Holocaust and remember the important lessons that must be learned from it.”
Library and Archives director
Simon Wiesenthal Center
“…pure theatrical magic”
Tony Frankel – Stage and Cinema
Technical Data: Simple set and lighting plot, some lighting specials, Sound cues on DVD.
Wiesenthal: The Conscience of the Holocaust in six shows at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center.
Showtimes are Wednesday, March 13 – Friday, March 15 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 16 at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $36.
The performance is presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the City of Aventura.
Contact & Booking Information
Contact name; Tom Dugan
e-mail : Tom.firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone; (818) 887-7117 or (818) 431-5377
Solo Performance Online Catalogue
The Holocaust Theatre on line Collection (HTC)
Holocaust Theatre Section
Simon Wiesenthal Center
SIMON WIESENTHAL 1908-2005
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