Jesse Eisenberg — who’s played versions of both Mark Zuckerberg and Woody Allen onscreen — is returning to the stage next year with a Holocaust-themed play, a provocatively titled drama called “The Revisionist.”
Scripted by Eisenberg, the production will be staged off-Broadway in New York, and tells the story of a young science-fiction writer who travels to Poland in search of inspiration. While there, the writer visits an elderly distant relative, a Holocaust survivor with a secret to share.
Few other details have been released, except for the show’s 2013 running dates at Manhattan’s Cherry Lane Theatre. It’s unclear whether Eisenberg will perform in the production, although he did appear in the first off-Broadway play he wrote, a generally well-received comic drama produced last year.
Eisenberg’s penchant for writing — and for writing about writers — is a trait he shares with Woody Allen, who wrote and directed Eisenberg’s latest movie, “To Rome With Love.”
The 28-year-old previously earned an Oscar nomination for playing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in 2010’s “The Social Network.”