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the revisionist starring Vanessa Redgrave Group Sales DiscountsIn The Revisionist an American writer travels to Poland to be alone and deal with a crushing case of writer’s block. Upon arriving, he’s greeted by his elder second cousin, a woman named Maria who desperately needs to bond with her American family. The visit results in revelations that are painful, stunning, and enigmatic. The Revisionist stars Academy and Tony winning actress Vanessa Redgrave as Maria and playwright Jesse Eisenberg interprets the role of David.


The Revisionist is a drama focusing on how the past can bring both light and darkness to the present. Maria (Vanessa Redgrave) welcomes her younger second cousin David (Jesse Eisenberg) to Poland. What starts as a visit devoted to David freeing himself from an oppressive bout with writer’s block turns into a dialogue about Maria’s complicated post-war past. What she tells David will test their familial relationship and change him forever.

Playwright Jesse Eisenberg, who many know from his Oscar-nominated role in the movie Social Network, starred last season in his play Asuncion. Vanessa Redgrave has been seen on Broadway in Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Driving Miss Daisy, and The Year of Magical Thinking. The Revisionist is being produced by Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre.

Show Facts


David Jesse Eisenberg
Maria Vanessa Redgrave


Written by Jesse Eisenberg
Director Kip Fagan
Set Designer John McDermott
Costume Designer Jessica Pabst
Lighting Designer Matt Frey
Sound Designer Bart Fasbender


Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce St.
New York, NY 10014

Preview: Feb. 15, 2013 Open: Feb. 28, 2013 Status: Open, limited run closing Apr. 27, 2013

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