“Making America Great Again” apparently includes a shrieky harridan interrupting a night at the theater. The Public Theater’s latest production at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park is of Shakespeare’s Julius Caeser. It’s getting a lot of attention because the character of Caesar is modeled after our current Commander-In-Queef. He’s got “a long red tie, a blonde bouffant, and grabs his Slovenian-accented wife’s crotch,” according to the New York Daily News. Sounds familiar. This isn’t sitting well with the pro-MAGA set, so two of them decided to bust up the show last night.
Right-wing blogger Laura Loomer (the star-spangled cleavage up top) and her camera person for the evening, “conspiracy theorist” Jack Posobiec, disrupted the proceedings by having Laura stalk on to the stage mid-performance and start screaming shit about the “normalization of political violence against the right!”
“This is unacceptable,” she said in front of an audience that called for her to “get off the stage.”
You can watch below. Jack Posobiec is the charming gentleman holding the camera and screaming about Nazis at the end.
BREAKING: Julius Ceasar Gets SHUTDOWN pic.twitter.com/ITgfMR0tHE
— Jack Posobiec ?? (@JackPosobiec) June 17, 2017
As you saw, after the audience and security “na na na na, hey hey hey, goodbye“-ed Ms. Loomer, her buddy thought it was intelligent to compare satire to the Third Reich.
Producers paused the performance as security escorted Loomer off-stage, to raucous applause from the audience. Meanwhile, Posobiec, who filmed the incident, shouted, “You are all Goebbels!”
“You are all Nazis like Joseph Goebbels … you are inciting terrorists,” he continued.
“The blood of Steve Scalise is on your hands.”
Wednesday’s scary mass shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice left Congressman Steve Scalise in critical condition after he was shot in the hip. The hip is, and this was news to me, a place where you DO NOT want to be shot.
As it’s supposed to, the show went on. The Public Theater‘s artistic director, Oskar Eustis, sounded fairly pleased with the incident afterwards. They’ll probably sell more tickets. He told NYDN:
A couple of people set out to interrupt our show and they succeeded in interrupting our show.
“Our stage manager stopped the show and we waited for security to remove them and then we proceeded with the show to the great pleasure of the audience, who gave the cast a standing ovation.”
The stunt queenin’ Trumpette was arrested. After being released, Laura livestreamed a video of herself declaring her protest a victory.
“This is the price I have to pay and I am happy. I am not going to be apologetic for this. I am not ashamed that I’ve been arrested.
“I would do it again, really. I would definitely do it again. And I hope more people do it too.”
I’m not sure whether this will change the course of history, but I was jealous of someone involved in this incident. The audience! Do you know how many interminable theatrical productions I’ve sat through in my life where I PRAYED that some irritating protestors would stomp on from stage right and alleviate my boredom? God, there was this one community theater production of Les Miz that was like SIXTEEN HOURS LONG. It had me PRAYING someone would run up and shout something stupid at Fantine.