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. This play contains adult themes.
Reunion Readings, part of The New Group Off Stage slate of projects, are digital broadcasts of play readings featuring the original casts from plays produced in The New Group’s first 25 years.
Creative Team for The Spoils Stage Production:
Opening Night: June 2, 2015, New York City, Original Scenic Design by Derek McLane, Original Costume Design by Susan Hilferty, Original Lighting Design by Peter Kaczorowski, Original Sound Design by Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen, Original Projection Design by Olivia Sebesky, Original Direction by Scott Elliott, Original Casting by Judy Henderson, CSA.
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.