Photo Call: Jesse Eisenberg's The Spoils Opens Off-Broadway

News   Photo Call: Jesse Eisenberg's The Spoils Opens Off-Broadway
 
The New Group's world premiere of The Spoils — by Jesse Eisenberg of "Social Network" fame — officially opened June 2 following previews that began May 5 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center.

Eisenberg heads a cast that 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 continue through June 28.

Eisenberg plays Ben, a socially awkward, at-times-unbearable wannabe filmmaker living in his parents Manhattan apartment with his friend and earnest Nepalese immigrant Kalyan. When he learns that his grade school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to win her back against all the odds. 

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 purchased 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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