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Public Theater [Martinson Theater] (New York, NY)
425 Lafayette Street

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Tuesdays through Fridays at 8PM
Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM and 8PM

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Best-selling author Nathan Englander (For the Relief of Unbearable Urges) adapts this warm and deeply moving new play from his acclaimed short story of the same name.



A Soviet prison, 1952. Stalin's secret police have rounded up 26 writers, the giants of Yiddish literature in Russia. As judgment looms, a twenty-seventh suddenly appears: Pinchas Pelovits, unpublished and unknown. Baffled by his arrest, he and his cellmates wrestle with the mysteries of party loyalty and politics, culture and identity, and with what it means to write in troubled times. When they discover why the twenty-seventh man is among them, the writers come to realize that even in the face of tyranny stories still have the power to transcend. Barry Edelstein (Timon of Athens and Julius Caesar at The Public) directs.

The Public Theater's THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN Ends Run TodayThe Public Theater's THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN Ends Run Today
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2012

The Public Theater's new production The Twenty-Seventh Man closes today, December 16. Written by Nathan Englander and directed by Barry Edelstein, The Twenty-Seventh Man officially opened on Sunday, November 18 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, December 9. (more...)

The Public Theater's THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN Extends Through December 16The Public Theater's THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN Extends Through December 16
by BWW News Desk - November 27, 2012

The Public Theater announced today that it will extend the acclaimed new production The Twenty-Seventh Man an additional week, through Sunday, December 16. Written by Nathan Englander and directed by Barry Edelstein, The Twenty-Seventh Man officially opened on Sunday, November 18 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, December 9. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening of Public Theater's THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MANPhoto Flash: Inside Opening of Public Theater's THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) just opened the world premiere production of The Twenty-Seventh Man, by Nathan Englander, last night, November 18. Directed by Barry Edelstein, The Twenty-Seventh Man runs through Sunday, December 9 in The Public's Martinson Theater at its Astor Place home. Check out photos from the opening below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Public TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2012

The Public Theater began previews for the world premiere production of The Twenty-Seventh Man, by Nathan Englander, on Thursday, November 8. Directed by Barry Edelstein, The Twenty-Seventh Man runs through Sunday, December 9 in The Public's Martinson Theater at its Astor Place home, with an official press opening on Sunday, November 18. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

The Public's THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN Begins Performances 11/7The Public's THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN Begins Performances 11/7
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for the world premiere production ofTHE TWENTHY-SEVENTH MAN, by Nathan Englander, on Wednesday, November 7. Directed by Barry Edelstein, The Twenty-Seventh Man runs through Sunday, December 9 in The Public's Martinson Theater at its Astor Place home, with an official press opening on Sunday, November 18. Tickets are on sale now at(212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at The Public Theater box office. (more...)

Chip Zien, Ron Rifkin and More to Star in THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at Public TheaterChip Zien, Ron Rifkin and More to Star in THE TWENTY-SEVENTH MAN at Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the world premiere of The Twenty-Seventh Man by Nathan Englander. Directed by Barry Edelstein, The Twenty-Seventh Man begins previews on Wednesday, November 7 in The Public's Martinson Theater and will run through Sunday, December 9. The official press opening, originally scheduled for Monday, November 19, will now take place on Sunday, November 18. Single tickets, beginning at $75, are on sale now. The complete cast of The Twenty-Seventh Man features Happy Anderson (Guard), Byron Jennings (The Agent in Charge), Daniel Oreskes (Moishe Bretzky), Ron Rifkin (Yevgeny Zunser), Noah Robbins (Pinchas Pelovits), and Chip Zien (Vasily Korinsky). (more...)