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[Xmca-l] The Twenty-seventh Man

Hi fellow XMCArs!

I just learned of this play, The Twenty-seventh Man, by Nathan Englander, which is playing at the Old Globe in San Diego and is enjoying an extended run through Mar 22.

This play arriving to my awareness seems to have relevancy to what we have been discussing on the list as of late... Consider: aesthetics, sense and meaning, Stalinism, hope, intellectual pursuit, ethics, the life of the heart in creativity and learning, ZPDs, and social justice against the odds, just to name a few!!!

Here is a description of the current production:


Here is a review of the play in Variety when it premiered in New York


I wouldn't mind to get my hands on the original short story, which appears in his book, "For the Relief of Unbearable Urges."

I was able to find the beginning of the story on google books here:


There so many themes! Themes I sense xmcars care deeply about!

Kind regards,