Streamed Performance: The Spoils
About Streamed Performance: The Spoils
As we plan for the future, The New Group is taking this moment to reflect back. The award-winning off-Broadway theatre is excited to announce their Reunion Reading Series featuring original casts of iconic plays from the company’s first 25 years. Each reading, broadcast live, will benefit The New Group and other local initiatives and organizations. For "The Spoils," 10% of proceeds will benefit the Immigrant Freelance Artists for Theatre Fund.
In "The Spoils," nobody likes Ben (Jesse Eisenberg). 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 Kalyan (Kunal Nayyar), 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 Jesse Eisenberg and featuring the original 2015 cast of Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), Erin Darke (Still Alice), Annapurna Sriram (The Happiest Song Plays Last), and Michael Zegen (Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Boardwalk Empire). "The Spoils" enjoyed a world premiere as part of The New Group’s 2014-2015 Season, and a hit production at Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End in 2016, both directed by Scott Elliott. Please note this play contains adult themes.
Recommended for ages 16+.