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'Wiesenthal' One-Man Play Actor/Playwright Tom Dugan to Inspire March of the Living Los Angeles Participants on Holocaust Remembrance

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LOS ANGELES, March 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To inspire BJE March of the Living orientation participants for their upcoming Holocaust Remembrance Day silent tribute and 3K march between Auschwitz and Birkenau, Nazi death camps located in Poland, playwright, actor and Drama Critics Circle Award-winner Tom Dugan will present scenes from 'Wiesenthal,' a one-man play that chronicles the life of Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal, to over 160 local Jewish teens and their families during the BJE March of the Living Parent Orientation on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 8:15 to 9 p.m. at Adat Ari El Synagogue located at 12020 Burbank Blvd. in the Valley Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.

At the close of Dugan's performance, the 162 teen participants, 19 Builders of Jewish Education staff members and 10 Holocaust survivors from the Los Angeles-area will join Dugan on stage, will be covered with a large prayer shawl and will be blessed as they embark on their journey of remembrance.

Dugan's presentation will emphasize the importance of remembrance through highlighting a scene from 'Wiesenthal' when the famed "Nazi Hunter" recalls those lost during the Holocaust. Says Dugan as 'Wiesenthal', in his performance, "When I meet the victims in the next world, I want to tell them I never forgot them."

Says Dugan of his BJE March of the Living performance, "I am honored to present on 'Wiesenthal' during the Builders of Jewish Education's March of the Living Orientation, because Simon Wiesenthal had a special passion for educating youth and sharing the importance of remembrance."

To interview Dugan, for commentary on his play and the life of Wiesenthal, or for BJE March of the Living Parent Orientation event photos, contact Jess Block at jessblockpr@gmail.com or 909-706-8525.

ABOUT TOM DUGAN: Tom Dugan is a veteran actor and playwright who received the 2011 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Solo Performance and was winner of three 2011 Los Angeles Ovation Award nominations for his work in "Wiesenthal." http://www.tomduganplays.com/HTML%20pages/bio.html https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tom-Dugan-Plays/226637107445949?ref=hl

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ABOUT "WIESENTHAL": Critically acclaimed one-man play "Wiesenthal" was hailed "masterful" by Backstage, "authoritative and engaging" by the LA Times, and "most eloquent" by LA WEEKLY. Written by and starring Tom Dugan, "Wiesenthal" portrays the famed concentration camp survivor Simon Wiesenthal's life pursuit for bringing Nazi criminals to justice. Wiesenthal is in pre-production for its Off-Broadway Premiere. http://www.tomduganplays.com/HTML%20pages/simon.w.html

ABOUT BJE MARCH OF THE LIVING: March of the Living teaches lessons of Jewish history, personal Jewish identity and uniquely helps teens to face the most significant events from modern Jewish history. March of the Living joins thousands of teens from over 40 countries in Poland on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Memorial Day, to march from Auschwitz to Birkenau, the largest concentration camp complex built during World War II, and then to Israel to observe Yom HaZikaron, Israel Memorial Day, and Yom Ha'Atzmaut, Israel Independence Day. http://www.bjela.org/Teens/March_of_the_Living/March_of_the_Living/

CONTACT: Media Contact: Jess Block - 909.706.8525 - JessBlockPR@Gmail.com

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