The producers ofÂ Wiesenthal,Â the new play based on the life Simon Wiesenthal, invite Survivors of the Holocaust to attend an upcoming performance as their guest, and offer a special $45 ticket for friends and family to share the experience with them. To arrange for tickets, e-mailÂ firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ with your request at least one week prior to your preferred performance date (subject to availability).
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. Wiesenthal plays at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, (410 W. 42nd Street).
“It is our honor to invite Survivors to come to the theater, reflect and remember with friends and family,” says producer Daryl Roth. “Particularly now, with so much violent intolerance throughout the world, it is more important than ever that we remember what history has taught us.”
Opening night is November 5. Filled with hope, humanity and humor, Wiesenthal is the riveting true story of Simon Wiesenthal, an ordinary man who did extraordinary things. Nicknamed the “Jewish James Bond,” he devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. Intelligent, funny, flawed and noble, Wiesenthal was a true universal hero. His unbelievable dedication and tenacity over decades is honored in this play, which gives equal weight to his wisdom and wit during his long, purposeful life. Comprising the design team for Wiesenthal is Tony Award winning scenic designer Beowulf Boritt (Act One at Lincoln Center Theatre, On The Town on Broadway, Obie Award recipient for Sustained Excellence in Scenic Design), costume designer Alex Jaeger (Two Sisters and a Piano at The Public Theatre, Venus in Fur at ACT), lighting designer Joel E. Silver (Blue Man Group in Berlin, Tokio Confidential at Atlantic Stage), and sound designer Shane Rettig (When January Feels Like Summer at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Mourning Becomes Electra at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row).
“I am thrilled to make my New York debut with Wiesenthal,” says Dugan. “My father was a WWII veteran who received The Bronze Battle Star and The Purple Heart. He liberated the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in 1945.Â Although I was raised Irish Catholic, I later married a Jewish woman, and now we are raising our two boys in the Jewish faith, so Simon Wiesenthal’s message of tolerance has a deep resonance for me considering my father’s place in Jewish history and my future in the Jewish community. Wiesenthal was a true and universal 20th Century hero as he not only fought for the rights of Jewish Holocaust victims, but Soviet, Polish, Gypsy, Jehovah’s Witness and homosexual victims as well.” “Plays that engage, enlighten, and entertain audiences have always been part of my mission,” says producer Daryl Roth. “Wiesenthal’s story is a very significant part of our history, and I am honored to be sharing it this season.”
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Wiesenthal, the award-winning play written by and starringÂ Tom DuganÂ and directed byÂ Jenny Sullivan.Â WiesenthalÂ plays at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, (410 W. 42ndÂ Street). Filled with hope, humanity and humor,Â WiesenthalÂ is the riveting true story of Simon Wiesenthal, an ordinary man who did extraordinary things. Nicknamed the “Jewish James Bond,” he devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. Intelligent, funny, flawed and noble, Wiesenthal was a true universal hero. His unbelievable dedication and tenacity over decades is honored in this play, which gives equal weight to his wisdom and wit during his long, purposeful life.
The New York TimesÂ callsÂ WiesenthalÂ “powerful, insightful and beautiful,” whileÂ The New York Postwrites thatÂ WiesenthalÂ “succeeds with skill and unexpected humor in bringing its heroic figure to life.”Â The Huffington PostÂ calls the play “heartfelt and deeply moving. With humor and a hopeful note, Tom Dugan’s 90-minute play makes history come alive.” WABC Radio callsÂ WiesenthalÂ “a must see” and “a tour de force. You have to take your family.Â Wiesenthal, the amazing story of one man’s journey to find justice, is something everyone should see and remember.”
WiesenthalÂ plays at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, (410 W. 42ndÂ Street). Performances are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2pm, and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are available atÂ Telecharge.com, 212-239-6200. VisitÂ www.WiesenthalThePlay.comÂ for additional information.