i asked him , “is it all about family?”.  he said, “sort of.”  i said, “well, mostly?”  i suppose that we could have kept this exchange rolling, but Jesse Eisenberg is too close to the subject matter to fully reveal to me what his new play is about.  he wants you to feel the revision.  a few days ago, i attended in new york city, the opening preview of the play, ‘The Revisionist’,  jesse eisenberg, wrote and co-stars, in this his second play, with Vanessa Redgrave.  the play runs without an intermission in the intimate Cherry Lane Theatre, where you feel a most exciting proximity with the characters.  vanessa redgrave is simply brilliant and jesse eisenberg talent shines as well.  funny and moving, the play addresses what makes us family; questioning its need and essence.  reconsidering what makes us ‘family’ may be a puzzling revelation; it’s a delicate bond that connects us. this well staged production is for thebestdressup now!

the revisionist, play, cherry lane theatre, new york city, jesse eisenberg, vanessa redgrave,the best dress up

jesse eisenberg, the revisionist play, new york, the best dress up

yes jesse,  it ‘sort of’ is about family.  it’s about caring.  it’s about connections.  we can revise the care we extend, but ultimately we must care; that makes us family. reconsidering the profundity of that which makes us family is what ‘the revisionist’ is about for thebestdressup now!

About thebestdressup

ciao! thebestdressup is about being the best now in anything/everything and anywhere/everywhere. can this be possible? i will give it a heart and put my heart into it.
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6 Responses to THE REVISIONIST

  1. julespaige says:

    I think my family put the ‘fun’ in dysfunctional. While there was love, there were more than enough awkward moments too. I think that’s what makes life interesting.
    Thanks for the visit to NYC and the review.

  2. ciao! your personal comment is most genuine and appreciated. sincere care connects us and makes us family. at home in new york…the city embraces you.

  3. Angeline M says:

    I would definitely love to see this were I closer to NYC….maybe it will find its way to San Francisco.
    And I have to agree with julespaige….families can certainly put the fun in dysfunctional.

  4. Nice heartfelt review. and how great too, that you managed to meet and interview the gifted young director/actor. He is a real talent I think, I very much enjoyed his performances in “the Squid and the Whale” and in The Social Network” – both such super films and the second one especially he had to hold the whole, quite complex film together and I thought he did that brilliantly. Many thanks for your nice visits to my blog and for following, I shall happily return the compliment. Looking forward to more visits in future. Ciao from Dublin- Arran. 🙂

  5. ciao! thanks. i do hope the play gets the attention it deserves; both actors are outstanding. the chat with jesse did give the story another perspective. with much pleasure i follow your luvFAB blog.

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