Ware Center: Wiesenthal One-Man-Play

Ware Center: Wiesenthal One-Man-Play

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On October 5, 2016, at 7:30pm, The Ware Center presents Wiesenthal, a one man play written by and starring Tom Dugan and directed by Jenny Sullivan, which tells the amazing story of one man who dedicated his life to bringing justice to those who persecuted the Jews.


Wiesenthal presents 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 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.


A free 20 minute Audience Perspective talk called “The Stamp Collector” is given by Guillaume de Syon, a Visiting Scholar in History at F&M College and a Professor of History at Albright College. Seating is limited and not guaranteed.


“Tom Dugan’s 90-minute play is heart-felt, deeply moving, and compelling; he makes history come alive. The actor nails Wiesenthal’s Austrian dialect, elderly mannerisms, and mischievous charm. His extraordinary performance pays tribute to one man’s lifelong crusade for justice and tolerance. Wiesenthal should be required viewing for all,” says the Huffington Post.

Tom Dugan is a Playwright and Director who, during the past 10 years, has emerged as the bright new voice of one-man theatre in America. Oscar To Oscar, Robert E. Lee – Shades of Gray, Frederick Douglass – In The Shadow of Slavery, and Nazi Hunter – Simon Wiesenthal have received high praise from critics, historians, and educators from New York to California. Mr. Dugan has performed in dozens of cities where he has entertained and inspired hundreds of eager audiences along with thousands of enthusiastic students during his educational outreach programs. As a professional actor in Los Angeles for over 25 years, Tom’s TV and film credits include; Bones, Friends, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Practice, Chicago Hope, Just Shoot Me, Kindergarten Cop, andDave. His regional theatre credits include leading roles in The Man Who Came to Dinner, Misery, Amadeus, and Dublin Carol. He also starred in national tours of Oscar To Oscar, On Golden Pond with Jack Klugman, and continues to tour with his critically acclaimed one-man plays Robert E. Lee – Shades of Gray and Nazi Hunter – Simon Wiesenthal.

TICKETS: $18 Reserved Seating. Discounts Apply.



The Ware Center, 42 N. Prince Street, Lancaster. Hours, Monday – Friday 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Student Memorial Center, Room 103, Millersville University campus. Hours Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.


Call the box office at 717-871-7600.




Millersville University’s Office of Visual and Performing Arts builds upon a long history of supporting the arts, producing a vast array of unique, educational, and exciting events and performances that touch many genres of artistic endeavors. Within our two centers, The Ware Center in downtown Lancaster, and the Charles R. and Anita B. Winter Center on the campus of Millersville University, our office engages both the student and community of Lancaster populations, and brings to its stages creative local artists, as well as renowned artists and performers from around the world. Committed to the ongoing expression of excellence in the arts, the Office of Visual and Performing Arts strives to ensure that the arts in Lancaster County will continue to flourish.


The Millersville University Visual and Performing Arts Season is made possible by support from Season Platinum Partner Rodgers & Associates and Gold Season Sponsors Aussie and The Fox and Hagelgans & Veronis, and Silver Season Sponsors The Hotel Lancaster, 12:34MicroTechnologies, YDOP and Weber Advertising.  This season’s Luminary Donors include Ann Barshinger, John & Susan Garofola, Linda Holman-Marcks, William McIlwaine, Peggy Neff, Mary Kearns & Jon Walker, and Paul & Judy Ware.


Millersville University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. A member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.