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The Twenty-Seventh Man

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The Twenty-Seventh Man, Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Theater, NYC Show Poster
Joseph Papp Public Theater/Martinson Theater

425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003

Important Dates
Nov 07, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Dec 16, 2012
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Critics’ Reviews

[Director Barry] Edelstein is blessed with a uniformly excellent cast.

Review by Jocelyn Noveck from Associated Press

Set largely in a prison cell, where time drips slowly by as a handful of writers await their fate, the play, which opened on Sunday night at the Public Theater, certainly captures the clammy sense of entrapment that finds the men slowly pecking away at each other’s foibles to pass the long hours.

Review by Charles Isherwood from The New York Times

Director Barry Edelstein uses the relatively tiny set well, shuffling the blocking enough to ward off stagnancy without ever letting the actors clutter. The acting is top-notch, particularly from Zien...

Review by Keith Staskiewicz from Entertainment Weekly

Director Barry Edelstein perfectly balances a growing sense of menace with leavening lightness. The atmosphere he creates is indeed horrifying, but there’s just enough humor to make it bearable.

Review by David Sheward from Backstage

A first-class production and a first-rate cast...

Review by Charles Isherwood from The New York Times