Just last week, Oscar Isaac drove us wild by bringing live theater in our homes as a hot spanking thirst trap. Now, he’s back because he has no mercy and thank godtapus for that.
Last night, Isaac joined Frances McDormand, John Turturro, Jeffrey Wright, Frankie Faison, David Strathairn, and NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams in a Zoomed live-reading of The Oedipus Project. This production from Theater of War had the cast perform scenes from Sophocles’ Oedipus the King. The company’s goal was not only to entertain but also to provide a catalyst for cathartic conversations about the difficult times we are living through right now.
Per Theater of War’s website:
Sophocles’ ancient play, written and performed in 429 BC during the time of a plague that killed one-third of the Athenian population, is a timeless story of arrogant leadership, ignored prophecy, and a pestilence that ravages the city of Thebes. At the time the play was first performed, the audience would have been reeling in the wake of a pestilence and its economic, political, and social aftermath. Seen through this lens Oedipus the King appears to have been a powerful public health tool for helping Athenians communalize the trauma of the plague, through a story that is as relevant now as it was in its own time.
Isaac starred as Oedipus, who (spoilers for a centuries-old play) infamously murders his father and bangs his mother.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Theater of War’s The Oedipus Project:
I’ve never said anything bad about oedipus pic.twitter.com/52P6qJjT22— mahoy (@TaikitaWaitiki) May 7, 2020
Okay, but no one is supposed to look this good over Zoom pic.twitter.com/KtNwvAWnIE— Monica Castillo (@mcastimovies) May 8, 2020
…. how is oscar isaac managing to make oedipus horny— — 𝐚𝐯𝐚 — (@avaleste) May 7, 2020
@TaikaWaititi come watch oscar isaac do oedipus and rejoice in being salt and pepper kings— hay (@mcuwaititi) May 8, 2020
"and I oop" - Oedipus the king pic.twitter.com/2k5cofHsqt— Nicole Anell 🤖 (@nicoleanell) May 8, 2020
oscar isaac threatening me as oedipus on a zoom call is making me pic.twitter.com/HMtFQOQVl6— alicia (@iconicnovel) May 7, 2020
that’s the face of a man who just realized he fucked his mom,,,oedipus you IDIOT pic.twitter.com/WH3ex8E1OA— karli| ceo of oscar isaac as ‘proteus’ (2005) (@damer8n) May 8, 2020
me enjoying the zoom reading and then hearing oedipus say he fucked his mom pic.twitter.com/ZrGEImTZ6i— 𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐞𝐥𝐚 | ia bc college :( (@soldierbvrnes) May 8, 2020
oedipus when he sees his mom next pic.twitter.com/U6nVXh1I8R— alexis (@padmeswidow) May 8, 2020
The Eyes of Oscar Isaac pic.twitter.com/upCjbxpTBu— Monica Castillo (@mcastimovies) May 8, 2020
ok basically i just made my first twitter account just to cry over oscar isaac during the oedipus project wassup pic.twitter.com/16aJz3ShZS— Sam (@samisalive2) May 7, 2020
oedipus before and after talking to tiresias pic.twitter.com/w9lVsZ8stC— abbi (@nomadpoe) May 7, 2020
i'm watching oscar isaac read oedipus king on zoom and this mf talented af he's crying and i'm crying too pic.twitter.com/VF3xLTRNR5— airam (@izzyxIightwood) May 8, 2020
POV: Frances McDormand judges you on zoom pic.twitter.com/5tCLSmq6JF— dilara (@arthoescinema) May 7, 2020
Oscar Isaac but make him emo pic.twitter.com/76bE7K3ULM— Monica Castillo (@mcastimovies) May 8, 2020
Oscar Isaac put on makeup for his zoom performance as Oedipus for the part when he loses his vision, the COMMITMENT pic.twitter.com/KCwDraBTKk— sam 💫 (@samrosegarden) May 8, 2020
Oscar Isaac can live read my oedipus anytime— SAD ⍟ (5⭐️) (@SADMarquise_) May 8, 2020
Dude is out here on Zoom rocking the shit as Oedipus with nothing else but his skills.— jett rink (@jessiekaiser) May 8, 2020
Oscar Isaac, man pic.twitter.com/h8PQxMAbyf
Holy shit @TheaterofWar's live read of OEDIPUS REX is absolutely riveting. Oscar Isaac is an incredible Oedipus. Frankie Faison making an amazing late appearance, and Frances McDormand's rendition of the word "Wretched!" is the best "Wretched!" that ever wretched. pic.twitter.com/5pgcuvHQrn— Jessica Kiang (@jessicakiang) May 8, 2020
just saw this.— Finn Browning (@itsbrwning) May 8, 2020
so. bloody. good.
oscar isaac was insane, everyone was. first time i’ve felt so immersed and inspired this entire lockdown. bravo! https://t.co/RAhbllwtgC
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