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!
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!