Downton just wrapped up, the Oscars race is over, Broadway’s busy season is still a month away and, for the love of God, Mad Men is still not back yet.
Thankfully, two standout (albeit short-run) shows just premiered off-Broadway--featuring a few folks you may recognize.
The Revisionist Manhattan’s oldest off-Broadway theater serves as a fitting space for the story of generations colliding. A cocky twentysomething novelist (Oscar-nominated Jesse Eisenberg, who also wrote the play) hopes to concentrate on his work and travels from NYC to Poland to stay with his elderly Holocaust-survivor cousin (played by Vanessa Redgrave). Through March 31; The Cherry Lane Theater, 38 Commerce St.; 866-811-4111 or therevisionistplay.com
Really Really In her downtime from filming Girls and Mad Men, Zosia Mamet makes her stage debut in the racy college-gossip drama from acclaimed Our Town (2009) director David Cromer. Friday Night Lights’ Matt Lauria (he played Luke Cafferty) stars as well, tackling themes of sexual tension and lies within a circle of friends. Through March 24; MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher St.; 212-352-3101 or mcctheater.org