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Jesse Eisenberg, Vanessa Redgrave, Daniel Oreskes to Lead THE REVISIONIST at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater; Opens 2/28


Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long have announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of The Revisionist, written by Jesse Eisenberg and directed by Kip Fagan. Previously announced cast members Jesse Eisenberg and Vanessa Redgrave will be joined by Daniel Oreskes.

Performances of The Revisionist begin Friday, February 15 at Cherry Lane Theatre, 80 Commerce Street. Opening night is set for Thursday, February 28 at 7pm. The Revisionist is scheduled to run through Sunday, March 31. (Please note that the starting and opening dates have changed slightly due to scheduling conflicts.)

Daniel Oreskes recently performed the role of Bretzky in Nathan Englander's The Twenty-Seventh Man at The Public Theater as well as the role of Misha in The New Group's acclaimed production of Russian Transport. Broadway credits include Billy Elliot, The Miracle Worker, Cymbeline, Electra, Aida, and The Song of Jacob Zulu. Off-Broadway credits include Terrorism, Roar, Jayson With A "Y" (New Group), A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Delacorte, John Shanley's Cellini (Second Stage), Missing Marissa (Primary Stages), Doug Wright's Quills (New York Theatre Workshop), and Arthur Miller's Mr. Peters' Connections (Signature Theatre). Film and television credits include The Thomas Crown Affair, The Devil's Advocate, "The Sopranos," "The Good Wife," "Rescue Me," "Third Watch," "Pan Am," "Law & Order."

The scenic design for The Revisionist is by John McDermott; costume design is by Jessica Pabst; lighting design is by Matt Frey; sound design is by Bart Fasbender; property design is by Andrew Diaz. The production manager is Eugenia Furneaux; the production stage manager is Christine Catti; the assistant stage manager is Michael Denis.

Rattlestick Playwrights Theateris a multi-award-winning company which has produced over sixty world premieres in the past seventeen seasons and was the recipient of the 2007 Ross Wetzsteon Memorial OBIE Award for developing new and innovative work. Previous plays include Two Boys in a Bed, Message to Michael, Carpool, Volunteer Man, A Trip to the Beach, Ascendancy, Stuck, Vick's Boy, The Messenger, Saved or Destroyed, Neil's Garden, My Special Friend, Faster, Bliss, St. Crispin's Day, Where We're Born, Five Flights, Boise, Finer Noble Gases, God Hates The Irish: The Ballad of Armless Johnny, Miss Julie, Acts of Mercy: passion-play, Cagelove, It Goes Without Saying, Dark Matters, Stay, American Sligo, Rag and Bone, War, Geometry of Fire, That Pretty Pretty or The Rape Play, The Amish Project, Killers and Other Family, Post No Bills, Blind, Little Doc, underneathmybed, There Are No More Big Secrets, The Hallway Trilogy, Carson McCullers Talks About Love, The Wood, Asuncion, Horsedreams, Yosemite, Massacre (Sing to Your Children), 3C, the Off-Broadway GLAAD Award-nominated hit The Last Sunday in June, Craig Wright's The Pavilion (Drama Desk nominee - Outstanding Play of 2005) and Lady (Drama Desk nominee - Outstanding Play of 2008), as well as The Aliens by Annie Baker (2010 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play).

The Revisionist plays Tuesday through Friday at 8pm; Saturday 2pm and 8pm; Sunday at 3pm at Cherry Lane Theatre, 80 Commerce Street. Tickets are $85 and are available by phoning OvationTix at 866-811-4111 and by visiting

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