Eisenberg’s play to debut in New York

The Oscar-nominated actor’s play Asuncion will open Off-Broadway in October (11) and he will tackle one of the lead roles in the tale of two liberal students whose ideals are challenged when a young Filipina girl becomes their new roommate.

The production, to be held at Manhattan’s Cherry Lane Theatre, will be Eisenberg’s debut as a playwright, while he last appeared on the New York stage in an Off-Broadway production of Lucy Thurber’s Scarcity in 2007.

He has also written another play called The Revisionist, as well as putting together the score and lyrics to a musical, titled Me Time!

Asuncion will open on 27 October (11).