Jesse Eisenberg Calls From a Cracker Barrel To Talk About "The Revisionist"

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Actor, New Yorker contributor, and playwright Jesse Eisenberg wanted to join us in the studio today, but his flight to New York City was canceled. So he called in from a Cracker Barrel parking lot somewhere between Boston and New York to talk about his second play, The Revisionist, which had its world premiere at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York in spring 2013.

The Revisionist stars Eisenberg and Vanessa Redgrave and is directed by Kip Fagan. It tells the story of a young writer who arrives in Poland with a case of writer’s block and a desire to be left alone. His 75-year-old second cousin Maria welcomes him, and as their relationship develops, she reveals details about her postwar past that test their ideas of what it means to be a family.


Jesse Eisenberg

Comments [6]

bee from Hartford

I prefer nice young Jewish actors like Logan Lerman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Andrew Garfield, etc.

Jan. 21 2014 03:32 PM

Peter, I recently had a conversation with some garbage who was three in 1938 and emigrated with his ENTIRE family, dogs, china etc. So two weeks ago (note: after the Holocaust) he announced that he loves everything German - Wagner (oh, ah, culture), Hitler (oh, ah culture, painting), oh ah everything Deutsche. He also has his dislikes ... So, whom does our Frank dislike? ... the Hasidim without Wagner and Hitler.
I don't know about you, but my father lost his entire family of decent wonderful people - grandparents, nieces, parents, cousins, aunts, etc. and remained the best human being till his end.
Forgive me but I am not in a mood for "witty, civilized" conversation.
dr anna

Dec. 05 2013 03:12 PM

Anna - why don't you give us a list of which families it would have been right to have killed. Given how familiar you are with the word 'ethics', I'm sure it will be enlightening.

Dec. 05 2013 02:56 PM

Yes, of course, he's a vegetarian. Caring individual. So was Hitler.
Always painful to think that the wrong families perish.

Dec. 05 2013 01:55 PM

Dear Leonard,
If you are interested, I can supply a long list of neo-Nazis (yes, "artists" and the like) for more of oh, ah cultural interviews.

Dec. 05 2013 01:26 PM

Only on NPR. Only on NPR two bozos can spend an hour babbling without demonstrating any familiarity with the word ... ethics.
Two "ashamed" "Jews" who just conveniently don't remember that Vanessa Redgrave one of sickest antisemites in the world.
Repulsive primititves.

Dec. 05 2013 01:21 PM

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