Jesse Eisenberg to Co-Star With Vanessa Redgrave in His Play The Revisionist Off-Broadway

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20 Sep 2012

Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg

Academy and Tony Award-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave will co-star with Academy Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg in the world premiere of his new play, The Revisionist, which will debut Off-Broadway in February 2013 in a staging by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.

Last season Eisenberg ("The Social Network") starred in his play Asuncion for the Rattlestick. His latest work will debut Feb. 6, 2013, at the Cherry Lane Theatre for a run through March 31, 2013. An opening night has been set for Feb. 21, 2013. Kip Fagan will direct.

Stage and screen veteran Redgrave (Driving Miss Daisy, The Year of Magical Thinking, Long Day's Journey Into Night) will portray an older cousin of Eisenberg's character.

According to the Rattlestick, "In The Revisionist David (Eisenberg) arrives in Poland with a crippling case of writer's block and a desire to be left alone. His 75-year-old second cousin Maria (Redgrave) welcomes him with a fervent need to connect with her distant American family. As their tenuous relationship develops, she reveals details about her complicated post-war past that tests their ideas of what it means to be a family."

Tickets are now on sale. For tickets phone (866) 811-4111 or visit rattlestick.org or therevisionistplay.com. The Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is located at 224 Waverly Place (between West 11th and Perry St.).