By Toby Zinman

For the Inquirer

Skinny pale arms stick out of a droopy white t-shirt. He plucks at his skin in meaningless, jumpy gestures, and sometimes talks—faster than seems possible--with his eyes closed as if he's reading off the inside of his eyelids. This is Jesse Eisenberg's terrific portrayal of Ben, an extreme neurotic personality and the central character in The Spoils, which boasts a supporting cast just as good as he is. Eisenberg also wrote this disturbing and very contemporary play

The New Group at the Pershing Square Signature Theatre, 480 W. 42nd St., NY Through  June 28. Ticket Central  212-279-4200