Eisenberg back Off Broadway

Rattlestick sets 2012-13 season

A new play written by Jesse Eisenberg is among the shows on tap for the 2012-13 season at Off Broadway’s Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.

New work reps a return to Rattlestick for Eisenberg, whose play “Asuncion” premiered there last season in a production in which he also starred. There’s no word yet on whether he’ll appear in his latest, “The Revisionist” (opening Feb. 21), about a wannabe scifi writer who goes to Poland to visit his 73-year-old second cousin, a Holocaust survivor. Kip Fagan, who helmed “Asuncion,” directs.

Season slate launches with writer-director Adam Rapp’s “Through the Yellow Hour” (opening Sept. 27), which centers on a woman struggling to survive in the wake of an attack on America. Norwegian scribe Jon Fosse also lands at Rattlestick in the fall with “A Summer Day” (opens Oct. 25), about old friends and an unexplained disappearance, in an American bow translated and directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde.

Spring productions in the lineup include Ken Urban’s “The Correspondent” (opening April 4 in a co-presentation with TerraNova Collective), about a man receiving letters from his dead wife; Mando Alvarado’s “Basilica” (opens May 16), centering on a tough Texas guy looking back over his past; and Jessica Dickey’s “Charles Ives Take Me Home” (opens June 13), about a music-loving father and his basketball-fan daughter.

In the winter Rattlestick’s venue will host the Amoralists’ world preem of Lyle Kessler’s “Collision,” which follows an encounter between a trio of students, their professor, and a stranger. Production (starting perfs Jan. 8) is helmed by Terry Kinney.

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