'The Revisionist' opens at Dobama on March 4

Dorothy Silver stars in Dobama's production of "The Revisionist." [Photo by Peter Larson.] 

Dobama Theatre presents the regional premiere of “The Revisionist,” a new play by actor, playwright, and The New Yorker humorist Jesse Eisenberg, which opens March 4.

The play tells the story of a young writer, David, who arrives in Poland with a crippling case of writer’s block and a desire to be left alone. His 75-year-old second cousin Maria (played by the renowned Dorothy Silver) welcomes him with a fervent need to connect with her distant American family. As their relationship develops, she reveals details about her postwar past that test their ideas of what it means to be a family.

“The Revisionist” is Dobama Theatre’s fifth mainstage production of its 2015–16 season. The play is directed by Leighann Delorenzo, an actor and director who most recently directed Dobama's production of “Slowgirl” last season. Delorenzo is the Upper School Theater Director at Laurel School in Shaker Heights.

In addition to Silver, the play features Andrew Gombas and John Busser. The scenic design is by Aaron Benson, with lighting design by Marcus Dana, sound design by Jeremy Dobbins, costume design by Zachary Hickle and props design by Yesenia Real-Rivera.

“The Revisionist” runs March 4 through April 3. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.dobama.org or call the box office (216-932-3396). Dobama Theatre is located at 2340 Lee Road, at the Lee Road Library.

Julie Friedman

Julie Friedman is the managing director of Dobama Theatre.

Read More on A & E News
Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 2:53 PM, 02.29.2016