The “Jewish James Bond” is heading 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. Directed by Jenny Sullivan, opening night is set for November 5.
Dugan will also make his New York stage debut starring in the production, which is based on the true story of Simon Wiesenthal. Wiesenthal escaped death at the hands of Hitler's S.S., lost 89 family members, and devoted more than six decades to bringing Nazi war criminals to justice. Part memoir and part spy thriller, Dugan's play introduces us to Wiesenthal on the day before his retirement as he welcomes his final group of Americans to his office in The Jewish Documentation Center in Vienna.
Dugan’s stage credits include Amadeus, Misery, The Man Who Came To Dinner and On Golden Pond. His screen credits include Friends, Bones, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Kindergarten Cop, Dave and The Naked Gun. He has penned plays including Oscar to Oscar, Robert E. Lee - Shades of Gray, The Ghosts of Mary Lincoln and Frederick Douglass - In the Shadow of Slavery.