Protestors on Sunday night again disrupted the New York Public Theater’s JULIUS CAESAR, blasting the play’s leftist reinterpretations of Shakespeare, including transforming Caesar into a Donald Trump look-alike who gets assassinated. Two protestors stormed the stage at different times, one shouting “Liberal hate kills.”
Arrested and charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct were Javanni Valle, 26, of Brooklyn, and Salvatore Cipolla, 28, of Oceanside, Long Island. Their arrests follow a similar incident Friday involving Laura Loomer and Jack Posobiec.
We’re glad this boondoggle of a production has ended in Central Park. What a friggin’ disgrace for the Public Theater to mount the play and suggest the assassination of an American president!
The Public Theater’s artistic director, Oskar Eustis, should undergo therapy. It’s apparent that this play is an abomination that has grown out of his own twisted personal life — his mother having left his family and remarried a prominent Communist academic, becoming a militant leftist mouthpiece herself. Shame on the Public Theater board for indulging Eustis. This weasel cost the company dearly. Not only has much of public withdrawn any support for this theater company, but Eustis alienated two of its biggest corporate sponsors, Delta Airlines and Bank of America, who withdrew their financial support.