Actor and playwright Jesse Eisenberg (of “The Social Network” and “Zombieland” fame) debuted his second off-Broadway play, “The Revisionist,” last month. Opening night has since been followed by a string of sold-out shows.
Directed by Kip Fagan, the play chronicles an overwrought young author’s (Eisenberg) retreat to Poland for an extended stay with his cousin (theater veteran Vanessa Redgrave), a Holocaust survivor whom he has never met.
Eisenberg’s first piece, “Asuncion,” opened in 2011 and was nominated for a Drama League Award. Both works were produced by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, presented by Cherry Lane Theatre.