Jesse Eisenberg and Vanessa Redgrave will star in Eisenberg's new off-Broadway play "The Revisionist," beginning in February 2013.
Kip Fagan will stage the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's production, which begins its limited run Feb. 6, 2013, at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York. The play is set to open Feb. 21 and run through March 31, 2013.
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"The Revisionist" revolves around a science-fiction writer (Eisenberg) with a paralyzing case of writer's block who travels to Poland, where he connects with his 75-year-old second cousin Maria (Redgrave), a Holocaust survivor looking to get to know her distant American family. As their relationship develops, Maria reveals details about her past that test the idea of what it means to be a family.
Eisenberg, the Oscar-nominated star of "The Social Network," wrote and starred in last year's Rattlestick production of "Asuncion" with Justin Bartha, Remy Auberjonois and Camille Mana. That play also was staged by Fagan.
Oscar-, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actress Redgrave last appeared on Broadway with James Earl Jones in 2010's "Driving Miss Daisy," for which she received a Tony nomination.