Nathan Englander’s new play, The Twenty-Seventh Man, officially opens off-Broadway at the Public Theater’s Martinson Theater on November 18. The drama is currently set to run through December 9.
Barry Edelstein directs Englander’s adaptation of his own short story. Set in a Soviet prison in 1952, the show stars Chip Zien as one of twenty-six important intellectual figures in the Yiddish literary world held captive by Stalin’s secret police. Noah Robbins plays a titular unknown writer whose arrival at the prison calls into question politics, culture and the power of writing. The cast also features Byron Jennings, Happy Anderson, Daniel Oreskes and Ron Rifkin.
The Twenty-Seventh Man features scenic design by Michael McGarty, costume design by Katherine Roth, lighting design by Russell H. Champa and sound design by Darron L. West.