I was on a tour of New York’s Broadway district, and while I did attend a couple of shows, there was no chance to get a ticket to the Hamilton production. The guide told us the show about American history was sold out for months.
Vice president-elect Mike Pence got tickets and during curtain call, one of the actors pointed out Pence and told him they were worried his administration would not uphold their culturally diverse values and rights.
The actor was, of course, exercising his right to free speech, but was it appropriate?
Do you attack someone politically from the stage after he showed respect by supporting your play with his attendance and no doubt some applause?
Was this another example of the political left, preaching but not practicing tolerance, and even attacking the democracy that got Pence elected?
My other concern is President-elect Donald Trump’s call for an apology.
He allowed himself to be baited by Hillary Clinton on the debate stage and now by actors on the entertainment stage.
He’ll need a thicker skin than this to deal with players on the world stage.
Let me know what you think.