WHAT IS THE SPOILS?
The Spoils is the razor-sharp new comedy written by and starring international film-star Jesse Eisenberg.A cuttingly satirical glimpse of a lost soul searching to assent the reality of his situation. Perceptively disconcerting,The Spoils speaks to the exasperated, self-analysing millennial generation. A painfully awkward comedy, not to be missed!Nobody likes Ben. Ben doesn’t even like Ben. He bullies everyone in his life, including his room mate Kalyan, an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back.
Eisenberg’s third play, The Spoils originally ran Off-Broadway, to critical acclaim, in 2015 at The Pershing Square Signature Center from 5 May to 28 June. This play cements his reputation as a talented playwright whose tragicomic work explores questions of American privilege and the nature of family and relationships.
WHO IS JESSE EISENBERG?
Jesse Eisenberg is well known for playing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network. He is a BAFTA, Golden Globe and Academy Award nominated actor who also starred in To Rome with Love, directed by Woody Allen and is currently appearing in the blockbuster film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
In 2013, Eisenberg wrote and starred alongside Vanessa Redgrave in his play The Revisionist (Off-Broadway).
WHO ELSE APPEARS IN THE SPOILS?
London born Kunal Nayyar is known to audiences across the globe from The Big Bang Theory. His theatre credits include the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Love͛s Labour͛s Lost.
DIRECT FROM NEW YORK
This London premiere of The Spoils follows its New York debut hailed as ‘A Triumph’ (New York Post) and described by The New York Times as͚ ‘Engrossingly acted and impeccably staged’. Critic’s Choice – The New York Times & Time Out (New York).
Director – Scott Elliott
Set Design – Derek McLane
Costume Design – Susan Hilferty
Lighting Design – Peter Kaczorowski
Sound Design – Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen
Projection Design – Olivia Sebesky