Casting has been announced for the West Coast premiere of Jesse Eisenberg's The Revisionist, coming to the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts this spring. Performances will run from March 29-April 17 with an official press opening set for April 1.
Leading the cast will be the Tony Award-winning star of August: Osage County, Deanna Dunagan, along with Seamus Mulcahy (CBS' Elementary) and Ilia Volok (Who Killed Comrade Rabbit?).
Directed by Robin Larsen, the play follows young author David (Mulcahy), who travels to Poland to help overcome his crippling case of writer’s block. Although seeking solace, his elderly second cousin Maria (Dunagan) welcomes him with an overwhelming need to connect to her American relatives. As their relationship develops, she reveals details about her postwar past that test their ideas of what it means to be a family.
The creative team includes Tom Buderwitz (scenic design), Jocelyn Hublau Parker (costume design), Leigh Allen (lighting design), and John Zalewski (sound design).
"It's a very personal play for me," says Eisenberg, "and it could not be in better hands with director Robin Larsen, actors Seamus Mulcahy and Ilia Volok, and one of my all-time favorite actresses, Deanna Dunagan."
The Revisionist, Eisenberg's second full-length play, had its world premiere at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York in spring 2013. The off-Broadway production, which was directed by Kip Fagan, starred Eisenberg and Vanessa Redgrave.