Simon Wiesenthal was a Jewish Holocaust survivor who became internationally famous for relentlessly pursuing and bringing to justice nearly 1,100 Nazi war criminals. He is best known for his role in the capture of Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the “Final Solution to the Jewish Question.”
On the day of his retirement, Simon Wiesenthal invites one last group of students into his office. With warmth, wit and surprising humor the famed “Nazi Hunter” recounts how he tracked down history’s most notorious killers, warning his young friends that although progress has been made since WWII, the human savage still lurks just below this wafer-thin veil of civilization.
Included with the full play script of this riveting drama is a complete study guide, production photographs, and book club questions.
About the Author
Tom Dugan (Playwright) 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, Italy and Mexico, and the original production continues to tour North America. Tom’s next piece JACKIE UNVEILED, about former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, 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 has recently received permission from the Sholom Aleichem Family Foundation, to create a new solo piece; TEVYE IN NEW YORK with its premiere scheduled in 2021. Mr. Dugan’s other plays include THE GHOSTS OF MARY LINCOLN, and FREDERICK DOUGLASS IN THE SHADOW OF SLAVERY