Edgar and Vinny are not racist. In fact, Edgar maintains a blog condemning American Imperialism and Vinny is 3/4 into a PhD in Black Studies. When a young Filipina woman named Asuncion becomes their new roommate, the pair have the perfect opportunity to demonstrate how open-minded they truly are. Jesse Eisenberg's hilarious and heartbreaking new play explores the complicated ways we exploit culture and politics for our own needs.
Running Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes, with one intermission
Cherry Lane Theatre(New York, NY)
38 Commerce St. (Bedford & Hudson Street)
Asuncion Off-Broadway Cast
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BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE - Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha & More on ASUNCION, Friendship and Blockbusters
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - December 6, 2011
Today on BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE, Richard brings you onstage at the Cherry Lane Theatre, where he caught up with ASUNCION scribe and star Jesse Eisenberg (Academy Award-nominee for The Social Network) and his co-stars Justin Bartha (The Hangover) Camille Mana and Remy Auberjonois. Click below for a candid talk with the group on building ASUNCION, being working actors and why 2013 might take them all to the Philippines.
by BWW News Desk - November 7, 2011
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater announced today that its world premiere of Asuncion, the new comedy written by and starring Academy Award-nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), will extend its run at The Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). Originally scheduled to close on November 27, Asuncion will now play an additional three weeks and conclude following the Sunday, December 18th performance.
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 3, 2011
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater is currently presenting Asuncion, a new comedy by Academy Award-nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) at The Cherry Lane Theatre. The production officially opened last week on October 27 and is scheduled to run through November 27. Kip Fagan directs. Check out the performance highlights below!
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2011
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater announced today that a limited number of student rush tickets will be available for all performances of Asuncion, a new comedy by Academy Award-nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) which begins previews tonight at The Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street). The official opening night is Thursday, October 27. The production is scheduled to run through November 27. Kip Fagan directs.
by BWW News Desk - October 11, 2011
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater presents the world premiere of Asuncion, a new play by Academy Award-nominee (The Social Network) Jesse Eisenberg. In a recent interview with the New York Post, Eisenberg chatted about his reasons for writing the play. He revealed: 'One of the reasons I wanted to write this was because I wanted to explore part of myself that's underdeveloped. The character in the play knows a lot about politics and history and he's read a lot, but he has no life experience. The play explores that disconnect.'
by BWW News Desk - September 12, 2011
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater announced today that tickets are now on sale for the world premiere of Asuncion, a new play by Academy Award-nominee (The Social Network) Jesse Eisenberg.
by BWW News Desk - August 11, 2011
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater announced today complete casting for the world premiere of Asuncion, a new play written by Academy Award-nominee (The Social Network) and playwright Jesse Eisenberg. Joining the previously announced Mr. Eisenberg are Remy Auberjonois (The Country Girl Frost/Nixon), Justin Bartha (Lend Me A Tenor, The Hangover 1&2) and Camille Mana (Smart People, 'One on One') making her Off-Broadway debut in the title role.
by BWW News Desk - July 27, 2011
According to the LA Times, stage and screen star Justin Bartha has signed on to star in Jesse Eisenberg's new off-Broadway play Asuncion. Bartha will play 'Vinny, a progressive academic and roommate of left-wing blogger Edgar (Eisenberg), who's thrown for a loop when a Filipino roommate moves in.' The duo last worked together in the 2010 independent film 'Holy Rollers.'
by Jessica Lewis - June 2, 2011
Rattlestick Playwrights Theater today announced its roster of plays for 2011-12, the award-winning company's 17th season. The all world-premiere season will feature new works by Dan Klores, Dael Orlandersmith, Daniel Talbott, José Rivera, David Adjmi and a play written by Academy-Award nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network).