Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spent a night at the theater in New York City and took in a production of “Oslo.”
The audience was not bashful about how it felt.
Theater audience at a production of “Oslo” in New York City gives former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton standing applause on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/TfJjKatWZT
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) July 3, 2017
The crowd gave Clinton a standing ovation. The former senator made her way down the theater stairway amid shouts of “We love you, Hillary,” and a scattered chant of “Hillary! Hillary!”.
A production of the wildly popular “Hamilton” became the scene of controversy when then Vice President-Elect Mike Pence was targeted by the audience, leading to rather unconvincing boycott threats from the national conservative audience.
The “Hamilton” cast then gave Mrs. Clinton a selfie to show their unwavering support.
More recently, an adaptation of “Julius Caesar” featuring a rather Trump-like emperor fated to be stabbed to death by Roman senators caught the attention of the president’s supporters. A few Trump supporters shouted at the cast members, even exclaiming “The blood of Steve Scalise is on your hands!”
The anti-production activists were referring to GOP Rep. Steve Scalise, who was targeted in a shooting at a baseball practice carried out by a disturbed Sanders supporter. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)disavowed any association with the volunteer and condemned the act in the strongest terms.
Politics is increasingly becoming spectacle, and Clinton’s appearance shows that Americans are being divided into teams — even at entertainment venues. Theatrical productions have become political theater of late, an unlikely turn unseen since a tragic presidential assassination on April 14, 1865.
Source: Conservative Daily