Asuncion: complete cast announced
Rattlestick Playwrights have announced the complete cast for their world premiere production of Asuncion, written by Academy Award-nominee ("The Social Network") Jesse Eisenberg, opening at Cherry Lane Theatre on 27 Oct 2011, following previews from 12 Oct 2011, and running through to 27 Nov 2011.
Directed by Kip Fagan, Asuncion will star Jesse Eisenberg, and also feature Remy Auberjonois, Justin Bartha and Camille Mana.
Edgar and Vinny are not racist. In fact, Edgar (Jesse Eisenberg) maintains a blog condemning American imperialism and Vinny (Justin Bartha) is three-quarters into a PhD in Black Studies. When a young Filipina woman named Asuncion (Camille Mana) becomes their new roommate, the pair have a perfect opportunity to demonstrate how open minded they truly are.
Kip Fagan (Director) recently directed Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith's 'Radio Play' at P.S. 122, as well as the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's 'Futura' at Portland Center Stage in Portland, Oregon. NYC credits include: Heidi Schreck's 'There Are No More Big Secrets' (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Sheila Callaghan's 'Roadkill Confidential' (Clubbed Thumb), Sam Hunter's 'Jack's Precious Moment' (P73 at 59E59), Sheila Callaghan's 'Recess' (The Flea), Zayd Dohrn's 'Reborning' (SPF), Sheila Callaghan's 'That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play' (Rattlestick), Greg Keller's 'The Young Left' (Cherry Lane), Cory Hinkle's 'Cipher' (SPF), Mark Greenfield's 'I.E. In Other Words' (The Flea), Sam Marks's 'Nelson' (Partial Comfort), Christopher Durang's 'Not a Creature Was Stirring' (The Flea) and Rachel Hoeffel's 'Quail' (Clubbed Thumb).
Jesse Eisenberg (Playwright/Edgar) is the author of two plays, 'The Revisionist' and Asuncion, and has written the music and lyrics to 'Me Time!, a musical.' He received critical acclaim for his performance in "The Social Network" for which he earned an Academy Award Nomination for Best Actor. As an actor, he has appeared in the films "The Squid and the Whale," "Adventureland," "Zombieland," "Roger Dodger" and "3o Minutes or Less." On stage, Eisenberg starred opposite Al Pacino in Lyle Kessler's 'Orphans' and in Lucy Thurber's 'Scarcity.'
Remy Auberjonois (Stuart) Broadway: 'The Country Girl,' 'Frost/Nixon.' New York: Atlantic Theater, the Public, Primary Stages, Studio Dante, Rattlestick, Soho Rep, EST, HERE and others. TV includes multiple "30 Rock" and "Law & Order" episodes, "Weeds," "Mad Men," "Criminal Intent," "SVU," "Sopranos," "Sex and the City" and "ER." Film: "Fair Game," "The International" and "Michael Clayton."
Justin Bartha (Vinny) is currently appearing in Zach Braff's comedy 'All New People' at Second Stage. He made his Broadway debut in the recent revival of 'Lend Me A Tenor,' opposite Tony Shalhoub and Anthony LaPaglia. Bartha starred in the Warner Bros. blockbuster "The Hangover" alongside Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper and Ed Helms, and appears in the sequel, "The Hangover II." His film credits include the romantic comedy "The Rebound" opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones, the independent drama "Holy Rollers," opposite Jesse Eisenberg, "New York, I Love You," "Failure to Launch," "Trust the Man," "Gigli," "National Treasure" and "National Treasure: Book of Secrets." On television, Bartha starred in Sidney Lumet's "Thought Crimes," an HBO film produced by Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson. He also starred as the title character in the NBC comedy "Teachers," directed by James Burrows.
Camille Mana (Asuncion) made her big screen debut as "Missy Chin" in "Smart People" (Official Sundance Selection) opposite Dennis Quaid. Other films include "College," "Why Am I Doing This," "Speed-Dating" and "The Samurai of Strongsville, Ohio." On television she starred as "Lisa," in the revamped UPN sitcom "One on One."Jesse Eisenberg
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