The Tenth Man

Play
Original
An unhappy lawyer is pulled off the street by several old Jewish men to serve as the tenth man needed to start a prayer service at a Long Island synagogue. He meets the granddaughter of one of the regulars, who is believed to be possessed by a dybbuk (wandering spirit) and vows to help cure her of her sickness after his own is relieved.
  • Playwright: Paddy Chayefsky

Awards

Outer Critics Circle
1960 Outstanding Actress in a Play Winner
Tony Award
1960 Direction of a Play Nominee
1960 Play Nominee
1960 Scenic Design of a Play Nominee