Wisenthal is a one-man show written and performed by Tom Dugan. Tony Award winner Daryl Roth and Karyl Lynn Burns presented the show’s New York premiere, performed off Broadway in 2014. Dugan will be performing the show at Buffalo’s 710 Main Theatre at the corner of Main and Tupper.

“Moving. Powerful. Beautiful.
 Wiesenthal’s persistence and hard-won humor at his best!”

Wiesenthal is a moving, humorous true story based on the life of Simon Wiesenthal, an everyday man who made a remarkable impact. Nicknamed the “Jewish James Bond,” he devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. Bright, funny, flawed, and virtuous, Wiesenthal was undeniably a universal hero. His impressive dedication and tenacity over decades is honored in this play, which wonderfully balances the wisdom and wit he expressed during his purposeful life.

The HRCOB raises funds to ensure that this and future generations learn the lessons of the Holocaust and seek to create a more tolerant society. Founded in 1983, The HRCOB is committed to heightening public awareness, knowledge, and understanding of the Holocaust. This is achieved through documentation and personal testimony of local Holocaust survivors, through the education of future generations with in-school visits and presentations, and through a wide range of in-service workshops, teacher training trips to Washington, D.C., and continuing education courses for the Erie County Bar Association and Erie County Medical Society.

Tickets for this Upstander fundraiser performance are $100 each and the number of tickets is limited. The reception will begin at 1 p.m. and the show at 2 p.m. To purchase a ticket, contact the HRCOB via e-mail at admin@hrcbuffalo.org or by phone at 716.634.9535.