The Revisionist casting process with casting director Beth Lipari, Wallis Annenberg Center producers, and playwright Jesse Eisenberg was a long haul to find just the right actors for three exceedingly challenging roles.
I am so pleased to be working with Deanna Dunagan, Seamus Mulcahy, and Ilia Volok.
I have directed more than a handful of 2 and 3 character plays. I love an intimate rehearsal environment where I can really be attuned to the individual needs of an actor. It will feel like a vacation having just coming off a double cast UNCLE VANYA (9×2=18 actors!).
Read the Broadway World press release announcing the cast.
Here’s an excerpt
In its first production following a hit Off-Broadway run, Jesse Eisenberg’s THE REVISIONIST will receive its West Coast debut at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in a new production directed by Robin Larsen. Leading the cast is Tony Award-winning star of August: Osage County Deanna Dunagan, Seamus Mulcahy and Ilia Volok. Previews begin in the Lovelace Studio Theater on Tuesday, March 29. Opening Night is Friday, April 1.
“It is a great pleasure to present the West Coast premiere of Jesse Eisenberg’s terrific play here at The Wallis,” said Paul Crewes, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts’ new Artistic Director who takes the reins full time in April 2016. “Under the direction of Robin Larsen and this excellent cast, I know this new production we are creating is going to be very special.”
“It’s a very personal play for me, and it could not be in better hands with director Robin Larsen, actors Seamus Mulcahy and Ilia Volok, and one of my all-time favorite actresses, Deanna Dunagan,” said THE REVISIONIST author Jesse Eisenberg.