An Evening with Barry Edelstein

Wednesday, January 28 at 7pm

Lawrence Family JCC in La Jolla

Learn More

SIGN UP for the
$20 UNDER 30 program

Learn More

Season & Tickets

Production Information

Temporary Thumbnail For Placement Only

The Twenty-seventh Man

By Nathan Englander
Directed by Barry Edelstein

SummaryArtistsRelated Events

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 As judgment looms, a 27th suddenly appears: a teenager, unpublished and unknown.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.

Buy Tickets

Select a Performance