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The hilarious and poignant third play by award-winning actor, playwright, and writer Jesse Eisenberg, The Spoils continues Eisenberg’s exploration of the privilege of the young straight white male
978-0-8021-2390-9 • $16.00 • Paperback • July 2015
A New York Times Critics’ Pick
Winner of the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Theatre Visions Fund Award
Eisenberg’s third play, The Spoils, which was given the Theater Visions Fund Award, cements his reputation as a talented playwright whose tragicomic work explores questions of American privilege and the nature of family and relationships. The Spoils will have its world premiere in New York in May 2015, directed by Scott Elliott for the New Group’s inaugural season at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Eisenberg will play the lead role, and Kunal Nayyar has also been cast. Nobody likes Ben. Ben doesn’t even like Ben. He’s been kicked out of grad school, lives off his parents’ money, and bullies everyone in his life, including his roommate, an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his grade school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back. The Spoils is a deeply personal and probing comedy written by one of America’s most interesting writer-thespians.