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Olivia Wilde's Play '1984' Is So Intense that Audiences Faint & Vomit

Olivia Wilde's Play '1984' Is So Intense that Audiences Faint & Vomit

Olivia Wilde is currently making her Broadway debut in the stage version of the classic book 1984 and she’s opening up about the audience reaction to the play.

There have been reports of audience members fainting and throwing up in the theater. There have even been arrests after patrons got into a fight over the themes in the play.

“I’m not surprised, since this experience is unique, bold and immersive,” Olivia told THR. “It allows you to empathize in a visceral way, and that means making the audience physically and emotionally uncomfortable.”

“You can stay and watch or you can leave — that’s a perfectly fine reaction to watching someone be tortured. But if this show is the most upsetting part of anyone’s day, they’re not reading the news headlines. Things are much worse than a piece of theater getting under your skin a little bit,” co-director Robert Icke said.

No one under 13 is allowed inside the theater after there were some children in attendance at early performances. Go get your tickets now!

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  • Casey C

    yeah, right. I never believe it when a show or a movie has people ‘fainting and vomiting’ it all just reads like BS for press

  • B_M

    Olivia Brickface Wilde has a weird face that makes me want to vomit too

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  • Luis F.

    Brickface? hahahaha……right! Olivia has a brickface. She could chew concrete like gum with her huge jaw