New England Premiere!
by Jesse Eisenberg
Directed by Sasha Brätt
The Off-Broadway hit play by Jesse Eisenberg, star of The Social Network and frequent contributor to The New Yorker.
In this comedic drama, a young science fiction writer named David journeys to Poland to stay with his 75-year-old second cousin, Maria, a widowed Holocaust survivor. While David is searching for a quiet space to unblock his creative energy so he can revise his novel, the lonely Maria is thrilled for the chance to connect. As their bond grows, David learns a profound secret about Maria's past that challenges their relationship and teaches them both about the meaning of being a family.
WARNING: The Revisionist contains adult themes and language that might be inappropriate and/or uninteresting for children. The production may be a good choice for older, mature teens.
"A quirky and…heartbreaking meditation on the meaning of family, both across the generations and across the globe" - Associated Press
"'The Revisionist' is about a Polish survivor of the Holocaust, who holds a guilty secret close to her chest and a naive young American writer who can't see the secret for the woman." - New York Times
Previews on April 11 & 12, all seats $17.50 for Previews only. For other pricing, see our tickets page.
Opening Night: April 13 - wine and cheese reception before the show.
Wednesday & Thursday at 7:30 pm
Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm
Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm, followed by a talk back with the cast.
Special Tuesday matinee on April 24 at 2:00pm - all seats $22.50 this show only.
CARL HOWELL* (David): Playhouse on Park debut! 1st National Tour: Prentiss PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; Repertory Theatre of St. Louis: Laertes HAMLET, Francis Flute/Peasblossom A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM; Syracuse Stage: Clifford DEATHTRAP; Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival: Romeo ROMEO AND JULIET, Valentine TWELFTH NIGHT (filmed for PBS); Atlantic Theater Farm Team: Noah, Esau BIBLE STORIES!; Shelby Company: Eugene Neddly THE LAND WHALE MURDERS. Carl earned his BFA in Drama from NYU, and you can find him online at www.carlhowell.com. Many thanks to Angie, with love from Poland.
CECELIA RIDDETT* (Maria): Playhouse on Park Debut! Mint Theatre (NYC): Miss Smithers DIANA OF DOBSONS, Mrs. Pratt RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL; Morningside Players (NYC) Kate ALL MY SONS; Pittsburgh Public Theatre: Momo THE HUMANS; Public Theatre Maine: Abby RIPCORD, Aoife OUTSIDE MULLINGAR; many more. Cecelia has recorded nearly one hundred books for the Library of Congress, and has worked on soaps, commercials, primetime TV and movies. Proud member of AEA for 46 years.
SEBASTIAN BUCZYK (Zenon): is a New York City based actor. He attended the New School for Film and Television. He studied Meisner Technique at Ward Studio and improv at UCB. His theater performances include THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, TWO FOR THE SEESAW, and LEGEND OF SARAH. He was in a number of short films. Currently he studies acting with Alice Spivak in New York City.
*Appears courtesy of Actors Equity, the professional union for actors and stage managers.