Plague, overconfident leaders, and ignored warnings set the stage for an online performance of The Oedipus Project featuring Damien Lewis, Jason Isaacs, and Clark Peters, among others. The performance, on September 3 at 2 p.m. EDT, is free with advance registration. As always at Theater of War events, reading of the play will be followed by an open discussion facilitated by Artistic Director Bryan Doerries.
A new piece in The New Yorker asks “Can Greek Tragedy Get Us through the Pandemic?” The author reacts to a past performance of The Oedipus Project and takes a historical long view of Theater of War’s efforts to heal society’s traumas through theater.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) has supported Theater of War since its establishment in 2009, including for a free ten-week run of Antigone in Ferguson in Brooklyn last summer.