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'Scarcity' Opens Tonight 9/20, Eisenberg on 'Reel Talk' 9/22
Thursday, September 20, 2007; Posted: 1:53 PM - by BWW News Desk
Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere production of Lucy Thurber's play Scarcity, directed by Jackson Gay (The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow) officially opens tonight, Thursday, September 20. The limited engagement plays through Sunday, October 14 Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company at the Linda Gross Theater (336 West 20th Street).
Scarcity stars Atlantic Company members Kristen Johnston, Maggie Kiley and Todd Weeks plus Jesse Eisenberg and guest artists Meredith Brandt Miriam Shor and Michael T. Weiss.
"Set in rural western Massachusetts, Scarcity tells the tale of two siblings whose aspirations to escape the confines of poverty and small town life come into direct conflict with their sense of family responsibility. When sixteen-year-old Billy is afforded an opportunity to change schools and move out of town by an unusually attentive young teacher, his family starts to unravel around him. In this raw, emotionally rich world premiere new drama from playwright Lucy Thurber explores the stark reality of how class in America shapes our very image of ourselves," explain press notes.
Scarcity plays Tuesday through Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM & 8PM and Sundays at 3PM. The Atlantic Theater Company Main Stage at the Linda Gross Theater is located at 336 West 20th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). Tickets for main stage productions are $55.00 and available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or www.ticketcentral.com. For more information visit www.atlantictheater.org
Jesse Eisenberg, now starring in Atlantic Theater Company's world premiere production of Lucy Thurber's play Scarcity, will sit down with WNBC film critic Jeffrey Lyons on his weekly show "Reel Talk" this Saturday, September 22. Eisenberg will discuss both his return to the New York stage and his co-starring role opposite Richard Gere in the new feature film The Hunting Party.
"Reel Talk" airs every Saturday from 10-10:30AM on WNBC, Channel 4 in the New York Metropolitan area.
Eisenberg recently appeared on stage opposite Al Pacino in Lyle Kessler's play Orphans in Los Angeles. He earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for his role opposite Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels in the acclaimed independent feature The Squid and the Whale and stars opposite Richard Gere and Terrence Howard in the feature film The Hunting Party.