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Twitter Reacts To Oscar Isaac As A Real Motherf*cker

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | May 8, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | May 8, 2020 |


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:

For more streaming performances of live theater, check out Time Out’s round-up. H/T Roxana!

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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