Jesse Eisenberg's World Premiere Play Begins Tonight Off-Broadway

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The New Group's world premiere of The Spoils by Jesse Eisenberg of "Social Network" fame, begins previews May 5 prior to an official opening June 2 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

The cast stars Eisenberg in the lead role and features Michael Zegen (Bad Jews, "Boardwalk Empire"), Erin Darke ("Still Alice"), Annapurna Sriram (The Happiest Song Plays Last) and Kunal Nayyar (“The Big Bang Theory”).

Helmed by the New Group's artistic director Scott Elliott, performances will continue through June 28.

"Nobody likes Ben (Jesse Eisenberg)," according to press notes. "Ben doesn’t even like Ben. He's been kicked out of grad school, lives off his parents’ money, and bullies everyone in his life, including his roommate Kalyan (Kunal Nayyar), an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his grade school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back."

Eisenberg most recently wrote The Revisionist, in which he starred alongside Vanessa Redgrave. Previously, he wrote and starred in Rattlestick's production of Asuncion at the Cherry Lane Theatre. He is also an Academy Award-nominated actor, having starred in the films "The Double," "Night Moves," "Now You See Me," "The Social Network," "Zombieland," "Adventureland and "The Squid and the Whale."

The Spoils is presented by The New Group in association with Lisa Matlin.

Tickets can be purchase online by visiting www.thenewgroup.org, or by calling Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200, or in person at 416 West 42nd Street.

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