Part of the New American Playwrights Project
By Edward Morgan
Directed by Larry Paulsen
August 15, 16, and 29 at 10 a.m.
In the Auditorium Theatre
About the Play Twenty Seven
Twenty Seven, based on William Faulkner’s Old Man, tells the story of a convict who rescues a young pregnant woman clinging to a tree during the flood of 1927. Man and nature conspire against the pair to make the following seven weeks a harrowing and sometimes humorous adventure down the Mississippi River.
About the Playwright
Edward Morgan’s plays and adaptations have included Sounding the River and Ghosts at Milwaukee Rep, A Christmas Carol (written with J. Hanreddy) at Milwaukee Rep and Clarence Brown Theatre, The Tavern: A Strange Night in the Life of Huey P Long at Swine Palace Theatre, and A Rising Wind, written with John Kishline and recently filmed for Milwaukee Public TV. Twenty Seven was previously work-shopped for Alabama Shakespeare Festival's Southern Writer's Project. As a director, Mr. Morgan staged last year’s To Kill a Mockingbird here at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.