JEWS MAKING NEWS: Jesse Eisenberg & “The Revisionist”

JEWS MAKING NEWS: Jesse Eisenberg & “The Revisionist”


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.

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