To help raise funds for Tree of Life Rebuilding Fund, the North American tour of the off-Broadway production Wiesenthal: Nazi Hunter interrupts its schedule for three performances coming to Pittsburgh’s August Wilson Center March 26, 27 and 28. Playwright Tom Dugan performs the title role of this one-man show.
Wiesenthal: Nazi Hunter tells the riveting true story of an ordinary man who survived the Holocaust, then devoted his life to bring more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice.
Prior to the war, Wiesenthal was an amateur standup comedian who later in life brought his great sense of humor to speaking engagements and student lectures. Dugan uses Wiesenthal’s wit and wisdom throughout the play to honor the man nicknamed the “Jewish James Bond”, showing his unbelievable dedication and tenacity through his long and purposeful life.
Wiesenthal: Nazi Hunter is not a history lesson. The play illuminates the potential of what people can be; their potential for good and evil. The play warns how easily a Holocaust could happen again.
Tickets start at $35 and are on sale now through TrustArts.org or by calling (412) 456-6666.