New York Post
June 15, 2017
A modern production of “Julius Caesar” — with an actor made up as Donald Trump getting offed onstage — will continue to play in Central Park as scheduled, the theater company said.
The production — part of the annual Shakespeare in the Park series — has been ripped by the White House since it was mounted Sunday.
Donald Trump Jr. even retweeted a comment Wednesday that it may have spurred on the shooting at a practice for a congressional baseball team.
The Public Theater stressed the current production — scheduled to play until Sunday — was never meant to promote violence.
“Our production of Julius Caesar in no way advocates violence towards anyone. Shakespeare’s play, and our production, make the opposite point: those who attempt to defend democracy by undemocratic means pay a terrible price and destroy the very thing they are fighting to save,” it said in a statement.
This article was posted: Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:05 am