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Trump Supporter Rushes Stage During Performance of Controversial 'Julius Caesar' Adaptation

The protester was quickly taken down by security Friday evening.

New York City's provocative rendition of Julius Caesar, which features an actor bearing the likeness of Donald Trump in the title role, was disrupted by a pro-Trump protester who rushed the stage in Central Park. 

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The protester was quickly taken down by Shakespeare in the Park security Friday evening and the Public Theater, which puts on the free production, thanked the audience and people who helped whisk the activist away.

Earlier this evening, a pair of paid protestors briefly disrupted our performance of JULIUS CAESAR, as anticipated. (1/4)

June 17, 2017

While we are champions of the first amendment, this interruption unfortunately was part of a paid strategy driven by social media. (2/4)

June 17, 2017

Thank you to our staff and security who worked to peacefully remove them from the theater... (3/4)

June 17, 2017

...so we could continue with our evening of Free Shakespeare in the Park. (4/4)

June 17, 2017

Help us spread a positive message: #FreeShakespeare.

June 17, 2017

The play resumed to the cheers and applause of audience members.

“The staff removed the protesters peacefully, and the show resumed with the line ‘Liberty! Freedom!’ The audience rose to their feet to thank the actors, and we joyfully continued. Free speech for all, but let’s not stop the show,” Oskar Eustis, the artistic director of the play, told The New York Times.

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The production of Julius Caesar, which opened last month, will close Sunday.

The theater has paid tribute to the fans who have come to enjoy the play on Twitter.

To the 46,000 enthusiastic audience members and global supporters during our run of JULIUS CAESAR: we celebrate you. #WeAreOnePublic pic.twitter.com/0qa85r1kEU

June 19, 2017

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