Social Event

Watch Night with Queens Platoon

May 7, 2020  07:00 PM-09:00 PM



, NY

Event Overview

Join the Queens Platoon in watching 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 United States. 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. Featuring performances by Frances McDormand, Oscar Isaac, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Frankie Faison, David Strathairn, Glenn Davis, Marjolaine Goldsmith and Public Advocate Jumaane Williams. TRANSLATED, DIRECTED and FACILITATED BY BRYAN DOERRIES Presented by Theater of War Productions, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, and Brooklyn Public Library. Link and Password info below. If the link do not work, let me know. Meeting ID: 738 633 8730 Password: Oedipus1

What To Wear

Any TMC gear you have.

What to Bring

Snacks and anything you need to be comfortablew

New York City Platoon

Event Contact:  Daquane Mays
(347) 344-7929

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