NYC Theater Company will produce a play written by Jesse Eisenberg for 2011-12 Season


New York City’s Rattlestick Playwrights Theater clicked the “Like” button on Social Network star Jesse Eisenberg’s play Ascunsion on Thursday, announcing it as part of its 2011-12 season.

According to the New York Times, Ascunsion will begin a limited run this Oct. 12 at the Cherry Lane Theater and officially open there Oct. 27. The play tells the story of anti-imperialistic blogger named Edgar (played by Eisenberg) and his friend Vinny, who is after a Ph.D in black studies. Their “self-perceived open-mindedness is put to the test when a Filipina woman named Asuncion becomes their roommate,” explains the Times.

Stage veteran Kip Fagan has been tapped to direct Ascunsion. Eisenberg’s fellow cast members haven’t yet been announced, but are expected to be this summer.

Other productions rounding out the Rattlestick’s upcoming season include season-opener The Wood, addiction chronicle Horsedreams, the wilderness-centric Yosemite, murder tale Massacre and black comedy 3C.

Via the New York Times

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