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Press Release: Life of "Jewish James Bond" Simon Wiesenthal explored onstage at Royal MTC

Press Release, November 11, 2015

Presented by Daryl Roth and Karyl Lynn Burns in association with Catherine Adler, Suzy & Burton Farbman and Anne & Michael Towbes Written by and starring Tom Dugan Directed by Jenny Sullivan November 19 – December 5 | Preview November 18 Tom Hendry Warehouse “Moving. Powerful. Beautiful.” – New York Times


WINNIPEG, November 10, 2015 – The riveting true story of an ordinary man who dedicated his life to one extraordinary mission comes to the stage in WIESENTHAL, Tom Dugan’s award-winning play that explores the life and work of dedicated Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal.


Nicknamed the “Jewish James Bond,” Simon Wiesenthal 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.


In addition to Director Jenny Sullivan, the creative team behind the production includes Set Designer Beowulf Boritt, Costume Designer Alex Jaeger, Lighting Designer Joel E. Silver, Sound Designer Shane Rettig, Production Stage Manager Katherine Barrett, Production Manager Mind the Gap, Inc., Tour General Management DR Theatrical Management, Tour Brand Management DR Advertising and Associate Producers David Bryant and Jeff Rosen.


Tickets for WIESENTHAL start at $22 plus GST. For showtimes and ticket information, call the Royal MTC Box Office at 204 942 6537, toll-free at 1 877 446 4500 or visit Are you 25 and under? A limited number of $20 tickets are available at noon on the day of the performance, unless the performance is sold out. For more information, visit


Royal MTC is grateful for the generous support of WIESENTHAL production sponsor the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, and the Tom Hendry Warehouse season sponsor BMO Financial Group. 

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