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The Revisionist

By Jesse Eisenberg

Directed by Justin Waldman

Show Description: 

Struck with a terrible case of writer’s block, American novelist David reaches out to his 75-year-old, distant cousin Maria in Poland, hoping to find a quiet place to write and a little bit of inspiration abroad. But when David arrives in Maria’s tiny apartment, she bombards him with her desperate need to connect to her newly met relative. As tensions grow between them, Maria reveals details about her life during World War II and her experiences in the Holocaust. Soon David gains more than inspiration: he gains a family.  Jesse Eisenberg’s moving new play explores kinship, identity, and the impact on a family of a long-ago trauma.
Hattox Hall, located in the Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center, part of The Old Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center
A Free Reading
"The Globe is honored to commemorate a tragedy by joining our sister theatres around San Diego in this special series of Holocaust Remembrance Day Readings," said Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein.  "We believe that the theatre has a unique ability to help us process events and experiences that defy understanding.  This ability is demonstrated by Jesse Eisenberg's The Revisionist, a play that explores, through empathy, compassion, and surprising humor, the human dimensions of historical trauma.  We look forward to sharing it with the community."
April 13, 2015 at 7:00pm - 9pm
The Old Globe
1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego, CA 92101
United States
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