God, what a presidency this promises to be, a government of tweets.
When Christian supremacist Mike Pence, the Donald’s designated pinch hitter, hit the hustings on the Great White Way last night, he nor his boss shouldn’t’ve been all that surprised when his welcome wasn’t exactly friendly.
It started outside the theater when Pence’s arrival was greeted by jeers of “Fuck Mike Pence,” captured by Emily Vine:
And it continued inside:
And it didn’t stop when the show was over, though the delivery was considerably more civil.
From BBC News:
Mr Pence was loudly booed as he entered the theatre. Audience members said the performance was repeatedly stopped because of jeers.
However, the message, which was reportedly penned by the show’s writers when they learned that Mr Pence planned to attend, was greeted with cheers from the audience at the Richard Rogers Theatre in New York.
An audience member tweeted to say there was a three-minute standing ovation when one character performed a song directly to Mr Pence which included the lyrics: “A small query for you / What comes next? / You’ve been freed / Do you know how hard it is to lead?”
When [actor Brandon Victor] Dixon addressed theatregoers at the end, he urged them not to boo and asked Mr Pence, who was leaving, to stay and listen.
Dixon is featured in the show as Aaron Burr, the nation’s third vice president and the man who killed Alexander Hamilton in an infamous duel in 1804.
Here’s Dixon’s delivery, delivered not with the intent to kill, yo another vicre president [to be] via NY Theatre Guide:
Cast of ‘Hamilton’ Delivers Curtain Call Statement to VP-Elect Mike Pence
And the text of the statement:
“You know, we have a guest in the audience this evening. And Vice President elect Pence, I see you walking out but I hope you hear just a few more moments. There’s nothing to boo, ladies and gentlemen. There’s nothing to boo. We’re all here sharing a story of love. We have a little message for you sir, we hope that you will hear us out. And I encourage everybody to pull out your phones and tweet and post this message far and wide.”
“Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you and we truly thank you for joining us here at ‘Hamilton: An American Musical.’ We really do. We, sir… we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents — or defend us and uphold our unalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us. All of us. Again we truly thank you for seeing this show. This wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men, women of different colors, creeds and orientations.”
Needless to say, The Donald tweeted:
And tweeted again:
And as far as theaters being safe places?