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The Twenty-seventh Man

By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein

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Summary

In a Soviet prison in 1952, Stalin’s secret police have rounded up 26 writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a 27th suddenly appears: a teenager, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wonder at what has brought them together and wrestle with what it means to write in troubled times. Time Out New York called The Twenty-seventh Man “exquisite—as chilling and haunted as a ghost story.” Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the play he premiered in New York by award-winning novelist Nathan Englander and reimagines it for the Globe’s intimate in-the-round space, bringing us larger-than-life personalities and an unforgettable reminder of the transcendent power of storytelling.

GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY
Elaine Lipinsky Family Foundation, Jean and Gary Shekhter, andThe Viterbi Family

This production of The Twenty-seventh Man is dedicated to the memory of Erna Viterbi.
The Old Globe Erna Viterbi Memorial.

Running time: 94 minutes – no intermission.

We are unable to accommodate late seating after the first 20 minutes of the play. Patrons who arrive after the performance begins or leave their seats during the performance may be given alternative seating.

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