Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Crowd Gives Standing Ovation To Theater For Staging 'Trump Assassination'
(DailyWire) A packed crowd at New York Public Theater's now infamous Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar, which features the brutal depiction of the assassination of Donald Trump-as-Caesar, gave the theater group a standing ovation on Monday before the politicized production began.
Variety, which published a review of the play that shamelessly depicts Trump supporters as "fearsome," "mindless" and "frightening," describes the scene as the play opened Monday night "to a supportive crowd who gave the show a standing ovation after the production became the focus of right-leaning criticism and funding withdrawals."
Oskar Eustis, the artistic director of the Public and also the director of the show, opened the evening with a speech that made clear the Public would stand behind the work, despite the withdrawal of funding support by Bank of America and Delta Airlines.