Oscar Isaac is having quite the meltdown in the short Lightningface.
The 20-minute short film stars the actor as Basil, a man who gets struck by lightning and wakes to find his face scarred. He quickly spirals out of control, sequestering himself in his apartment, calling out of work and cutting ties with his loved ones as he begins to believe that he’s part of an otherworldly transformation.
Lightningface is Isaac’s second collaboration with director Brian Petsos, as the two previously worked together on the short film Ticky Tacky.
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The Public Theater’s Hamlet, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold, opened July 13 in the Anspacher Theater downtown. Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac stars in the title role, alongside Keegan-Michael Key as Horatio, Roberta Colindrez as Rosencrantz, Peter Friedman as Polonius, and Matthew Saldívar as Guildenstern. Performances are scheduled to play through September 3.
The Public Theater presents HAMLET, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, HAMLET is currently in previews and runs through Sunday, September 3 in the Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, July 13.
Oscar Isaac returns to The Public in this electrifyingly intimate new production of Shakespeare’s eternal drama. Isaac is the prince caught between thought and action, anger and anguish as his uncle assumes the throne left vacant by his murdered father. As the dead king calls to him from the grave, demanding to be avenged, Hamlet is forced to choose between bearing the oppressor’s wrong or taking arms against a sea of troubles. Tony Award winner Sam Gold directs theater’s most powerful tragedy about life and death, madness and conscience, and corruption-of the state and of the soul.
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A new interview with Oscar was published earlier today on NY Times. On the interview, he talked about caring for his mother in her final days. He said she would read from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet while his mother was in the hospital. She passed away this past February.
He also talked about his baby boy for the first time, and revealed he named him Eugene after his mother, Eugenia.
That’s in part because the play isn’t only for his mother. When he acts, he’s also thinking of his 2-month-old son, Eugene, named after her. The baby has Eugenia’s lips, he said, and her hands.
He brought Eugene to the first run-through (“I think some of the more philosophical and theological aspects of the play were above his head,” Mr. Gold joked), and it’s Eugene he thinks of when reciting the “to be” part of the “to be or not to be” soliloquy.
As Mr. Isaac explains, the speech is about dying — that’s the “not to be” part — but it’s also about choosing to go on living. And Mr. Isaac has better reasons to go on than Hamlet does.
“You have a child,” he said, “and you must — you must for their sake — you must say yes to life.”
Oscar’s most recent movie, the historical drama The Promise, is now available on iTunes. Directed by Terry George and starred by Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon, the movie set a romance during the Ottoman Empire’s 1915 genocidal annihilation of its Armenian citizens.
You can find in our gallery screen captures of Oscar scenes as Michael, alongside edditional promotional stills and posters.
Performances of Hamlet, directed by Tony winner Sam Gold, began June 20 at The Public Theater Off-Broadway. Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac stars in the title role, alongside Keegan-Michael Key as Horatio, Roberta Colindrez as Rosencrantz, Peter Friedman as Polonius, and Matthew Saldívar as Guildenstern.
The production will officially open July 13 in the Public’s Anspacher Theater. Completing the cast are Gayle Rankin as Ophelia, Ritchie Coster as Claudius, Charlayne Woodard as Gertrude, and Anatol Yusef as Laertes.
Performances are scheduled to play through September 3.
“Oscar Isaac starred in the first show I produced at the Delacorte, Two Gents in the summer of 2005. His Romeo two years later was more proof of his brilliance,” commented artistic director Oskar Eustis in an earlier press statement. “Sam Gold’s production of Fun Home was one of the most extraordinary directorial feats I’ve ever produced. The prospect of the two of them collaborating on what is arguably the greatest play ever written is joyous.”
Tickets and more information can be accessed by calling (212) 967-7555, visiting publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street.
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