- Trump Assassination Play Is Sponsored By The New York Times
by Cassandra Fairbanks, http://bigleaguepolitics.com/
A “Shakespeare in the Park” production of Julius Caesar by the Public Theater features a mock assassination of a President Donald Trump lookalike. Public Theater is sponsored by none other than The New York Times.
The play, a contemporary update on the original, does not refer to the president by name — but their Caesar character holds a striking resemblance to Trump and his wife to the First Lady.
“Shakespeare’s political masterpiece has never felt more contemporary,” the Public Theatre wrote of the play on their website. They describe the updated Caesar character as a “magnetic, populist, irreverent,” who “seems bent on absolute power.”
During the play, the Caesar character appears on stage fully nude — as well as tweeting from a bathtub — before being stabbed to death by senators as an American Flag stands beside them.
Who do theater-goers have to thank for this Trump-centric work? Here’s a passage from the “Corporate Partners” page on the Public Theater website (emphasis added):