Published : Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 8:10 PM
As Holocaust survivor and the world’s most renowned hunter of Nazi war criminals Simon Wiesenthal is about to retire, he recounts for an audience the stories of his most famous cases of bringing wrongdoers to justice.
Playwright Tom Dugan portrays Wiesenthal. Having been honored with nominations for the New York Drama Desk Award, New York Outer Critics Circle Award, Los Angeles Ovation Award, and winning the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Wiesenthal produced by Daryl Roth and directed by Jenny Sullivan, Wiesenthal now enjoys productions in Israel, India, Australia and Mexico, and is currently being adapted for the screen. Tom’s newest work Jackie Unveiled, which enjoyed an extended run at The Wallis Annenberg in Beverly Hills in March 2018, was hailed “a stunning accomplishment” by Entertainment Weekly. Mr. Dugan is currently creating two new solo pieces: Tevye in New York, and A Magnificent Enthusiasm (The story of Black abolitionist Frederick Douglass).
Jenny Sullivan directs Wiesenthal. She has helmed some 45 productions, thirteen of them at Rubicon Theatre Company, where she is an Artistic Associate. She received Ovation Award nominations for Wiesenthal and The Mystery of Irma Vep. She wrote the play J for J. She is also an actor.
Wiesenthal is back for two performances only on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 2:30 and 7:00 p.m. If you’ve seen it before, you’ll want to see it again. If you haven’t seen it yet, don’t miss it this time! Admission $35. Seniors (65+) $30. Youth to age 21, $25. To purchase tickets, contact (626) 355-4318 or visit www.sierramadreplayhouse.org.
Sierra Madre Playhouse is located at 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. This is just east of Pasadena. There is ample street parking and free parking in lots behind the Playhouse and across the street.