The Oedipus Project

The Oedipus Project is an innovative new digital initiative by Theater of War Productions that will present acclaimed actors performing scenes from Sophocles’ Oedipus the King as a catalyst for powerful, healing online conversations about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic upon diverse communities throughout the world. 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.

Directed by: Bryan Doerries
Production Company: Theatre of War Productions,

The Oedipus Project -  - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 01-01-1970
  • Runtime: 74 Minutes
  • Popularity: 0.60
  • Vote Count: 0
  • IMDB Rating: 0.0
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 0
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Photo Name Character
Oscar Isaac - Azwaad Movie Database Oscar Isaac Oedipus
Frances McDormand - Azwaad Movie Database Frances McDormand Jocosta
John Turturro - Azwaad Movie Database John Turturro Creon
Jeffrey Wright - Azwaad Movie Database Jeffrey Wright Tiresias
Frankie Faison - Azwaad Movie Database Frankie Faison Shepherd
David Strathairn - Azwaad Movie Database David Strathairn Messenger 1
Glenn Davis - Azwaad Movie Database Glenn Davis Messenger 2
Photo Name Department
Sophocles-Writing Sophocles Writing (Writer)
Bryan Doerries-Directing Bryan Doerries Directing (Director)

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