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Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Plays Added Matinee Today for THE REVISIONIST

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Artistic Director David Van Asselt and Managing Director Brian Long previously announced that its production of the world premiere of Jesse Eisenberg's The Revisionist, starring Eisenberg and Vanessa Redgrave, and directed by Kip Fagan, will play an added performance today, April 17 at 2pm at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street.

The Revisionist opened February 28 to strong notices, has been playing to sell-out audiences since it began previews on February 15, and has been extended twice. The added performance was scheduled because of a cancelled performance on Saturday, April 13.

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.

The cast of The Revisionist is Jesse Eisenberg, Vanessa Redgrave, and Daniel Oreskes (whose performance Brantley called "excellent").

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is 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 Aliensby Annie Baker (2010 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play).

The regular playing schedule for The Revisionist is Tuesday-Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 3pm at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street, two blocks below Bleecker Street. Tickets may be purchased at www.TheRevisionistPlay.com or by phoning OvationTix at 866.811.4111. Individual tickets are $85, and discounts are available for groups by calling Rattlestick at 212.627.2556.

Photo Credit: Sandra Coudert


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